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Alliums and species tulips will add interest to your garden in the spring

Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:54 pm

By ANDIE RATHBONE, Smith County Master Gardener
The Smith County Master Gardeners will be offering some bulbs that are underused in most East Texas gardens at their Bulbs and…


Lovely Amarcrinum is a hardy cross between two plants

Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:51 pm

Lovely Amarcrinum is a hardy cross between two plants By BRENDA ORBAUGH, Smith County Master Gardeners
The easy-to-grow bulb known as Amarcrinum is a cross between the flower Amaryllis belladonna and the Crinum moorei. It is native to…


Beginning farmer conference is set for Sept. 22-23

Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:25 pm

By CHAD GULLEY, Smith County Extension agent
Are you a beginning farmer? Have you been farming for many years but still think you have a lot to learn about farming your operation? There is a beginning farmer conference set for Sept. 22-23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife…


Liatris plants provide great color and heat tolerance for the Texas summer

Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:23 pm

By KAREN NANCE, Smith County Master Gardeners
Looking for a splash of color in your flowerbed? Interested in a plant that will stand up to the Texas summer heat?…


Gardening: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service continues lecture series with Oct. 8 talk on bulbs for southern climates

Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:41 pm

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Smith County will continue its 2016 East Texas Garden Lecture Series on Oct. 8 at…


Arp Garden Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday

Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:01 pm

The Arp Garden Club announced it will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a luncheon 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at High Hill Farm Resort, 12626 County Road 217, Arp. According to information from Janet Shuttlesworth, president, the Arp Garden Club was founded…


Irregular patches of dead St. Augustine grass are a sign of chinch bug damage

Wed Sep 7, 2016 6:26 pm

By CHAD GULLEY, Smith County Extension Agent
Is your St. Augustine lawn turning yellow lately? You might check your lawn for chinch bugs. Expanding, irregular patches of dead or stunted grass surrounded by a halo of yellowing, dying grass often provides the first clues of the presence…


Crocosmia can range from yellow to orange to bright red, and display nicely

Wed Sep 7, 2016 6:23 pm

By ANDIE RATHBONE, Smith County Master Gardeners
Crocosmia, also commonly called Coppertips or Falling Stars, is a genus of plants in the Iris family that is native to the…


Earth-Kind is a natural, environmentally friendly way to maintain your landscape

Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:43 pm

By CHAD GULLEY, Smith County Extension Agent
Earth-Kind landscaping focuses on environmentally friendly practices that reduce water use, conserve energy, reduce pesticides and fertilizer use and make the landscape sustainable. Here are some practices that can make your landscape Earth-Kind: -- Use mulch in and around your…


Master Gardener honored

Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:37 pm

Master Gardener honored COURTESY

BECKY WILSON, a Smith County Master Gardener (right), receives the honorary Lone Star FFA degree during the 88th Texas FFA Association…


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