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Okra: Southern kitchen favorite can stand Texas summers

Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:16 pm

Okra: Southern kitchen favorite can stand Texas summers By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
No matter where you live in Texas, we have one thing in common - summers are hot.

For those who choose to…


Labyrinths turning up in some homeowners' yards

Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:30 am

Labyrinths turning up in some homeowners' yards By Elizabeth Chang, The Washington Post
The labyrinth is an ancient idea made new. The spiral design has been around since before recorded history, though no one is…


Gardening with succulents goes 'viral'

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:14 am

Gardening with succulents goes 'viral' By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
It's hard to say at what point the growing of succulents went from being a nerdy backwater of gardening to a viral…


Flowers will attract insects that kill aphids

Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:43 pm

By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
There are more than 4,000 species of aphid. Of those, 250 species are considered pests to agricultural and horticultural crops. Aphids are…


NIH: Health benefits from gardening

Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:13 pm

NIH: Health benefits from gardening By NIH News in Health
Is there anything more delicious and nutritious than vine-ripened tomatoes, just-harvested peaches and corn, or fresh herbs and spices? Growing your own…


Herbs are great for container gardens

Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:18 pm

By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
Ever since I started gardening, I have been addicted to growing plants - especially edible plants. When I first got started, I had a 13-by-10-foot space to grow in. Before I started planting, I had multiple sheets of graph paper…


Make good use of vertical space with melons

Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:54 pm

Make good use of vertical space with melons By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
After a couple of years of backyard gardening, I had it in my mind that I wanted to tackle watermelons. I had…


Rose Garden set for improvements and rose bush replacements

Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:10 pm

In 2014, a hard freeze killed more than 60 percent of the roses in the Tyler Rose Garden. Over the last two years, restoration efforts have been made with half of the rose bushes being replaced. Tyler Parks and Recreation…


Take measures to promote healthy turfgrass

Wed Mar 2, 2016 6:11 pm

By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
While I get lots of emails and phone calls concerning plant issues, the issue I’ve had the most questions about involve diseased turf grass. While there are a number of fungicides that you can apply for infections such as take-all…


Need a shade-tolerant groundcover? Try Ajuga

Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:14 pm

By Kyle Tengler, Keeping It Green
Ajuga, a shade tolerant groundcover.

Most gardeners will eventually have the issue of too much shade in their gardens, whether it’s from their ornamental shade trees or the pines towering overhead. One of the most common questions I’ve been asked…


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