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Azalea gall can affect neighboring bushes

Thu May 19, 2016 12:17 pm

By Kyle Tengler
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service



As a horticulturist, it might surprise some that I had never even seen an azalea before moving to Tyler. I had spent all of my life in Central Texas and the Panhandle, and…


Some home gardening insecticides may lure bees and butterflies to their deaths

Fri May 13, 2016 8:18 am

Some home gardening insecticides may lure bees and butterflies to their deaths By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
Many homeowners want to throw a lifeline to beleaguered bees and butterflies by planting pollinator gardens that will provide sustenance and habitat,…


Squash: Tiny is trendy, but big is good, too

Wed May 11, 2016 3:50 pm

Squash: Tiny is trendy, but big is good, too By Barbara Damrosch, Special to The Washington Post
Somewhere between the giant pumpkin and the tiny Sweet Dumpling squash there is a happy medium, though it's not always easy to…


Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and hopefuls

Sat May 7, 2016 8:04 am

Shiitakepalooza helps Vermont mushroom growers and hopefuls By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Spring in Vermont means muddy roads, the return of green to the landscape, farmers planting crops ... and…


Having trouble with your flowers? Try Ornamental Salvia

Thu May 5, 2016 12:34 pm

Having trouble with your flowers? Try Ornamental Salvia By Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post
I have spent the past two years trying to establish a modest but charming hedge of rosemary, not the waist-high, architectural walls…


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…


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