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Here are some tips on caring for holiday poinsettias

Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:25 pm

By JIM POWELL, Smith County Master Gardener
One of the symbols of Christmas that we enjoy is the colorful poinsettia. The tradition had its beginning in 1825, when Dr.…


Hollies are the king of evergreens in the South

Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:22 pm

By GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
It’s hard to imagine a holiday season without evergreens. It’s even harder to imagine a landscape without evergreens. After all, as the…


Get the most from your holiday plants; care for them properly

Wed Dec 7, 2016 9:55 pm

Get the most from your holiday plants; care for them properly By GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Two of my favorite plants as a child were a white Christmas cactus that Marie Daly gave me a start of and…


Master Gardeners' cookbook, calendar make great gifts

Wed Dec 7, 2016 9:54 pm

By ANDIE RATHBONE, Smith County Master Gardeners
Are you looking for a gift for a gardening friend? Or do you need a gift for your hairdresser or your child’s…


Master Gardeners are gearing up for another class

Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:49 pm

Master Gardeners are gearing up for another class By GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
It’s that time of year again, when the Smith County Master Gardener program is seeking applicants to become part of a highly…


There's plenty to do in the garden in December

Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:45 pm

There's plenty to do in the garden in December By ANDIE RATHBONE, Smith County Master Gardeners
When I lived up North, we would put our gardens to bed around Veterans’ Day and then have a long vacation from…


Master Gardeners' 2017 calendar hits the sales racks

Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:30 pm

By SHERRI MATTHEWS, Smith County Master Gardeners
The 2017 Calendar prepared by the Smith County Master Gardeners is now available for purchase. It is eagerly awaited each year by…


Sweet potatoes are a delicious, nutritious Southern staple

Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:46 pm

By GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
When I was a kid, we used to attend the famous Gilmer Yamboree. My father sold band instruments, and we were there…


Maples make their colorful fall presence known

Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:10 pm

By GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
This may not be New England, but maples are important here, too. East Texas is home to a number of native maples,…


Reclaimed treasures make great garden containers

Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:36 pm

By JIM S. POWELL, Smith County Master Gardener
The dictionary would have us believe that junk is “informal or old discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value.”…


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