MASTER GARDENERS: Nancy Donovan passing leaves hole in hearts

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By Debbie Roland Permian Basin Master Gardeners Nancy Donovan (also known as The Worm Lady), one of our most active and beloved members, died August 9...

GARDENING: Recycle those fallen leaves

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By Jeanette Castanon Approximately 75% of the nutrients a tree takes up during the season are stored in its leaves. When you fertilize your landscape,...

MASTER GARDENERS: Low maintenance shrub adds color with masses of blossoms

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii) is a fast-growing, deciduous shrub with masses of blossoms from summer to autumn and it...

GARDENING: Pecan nut casebearers are one of the most devastating nut-feeding insects

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By Jeanette Castanon One of the most important nut-infesting insect pests of pecan is the pecan nut casebearer. It is found in all pecan-growing regions...

MASTER GARDENERS: Hardy daisy may be just right for your garden

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Four-Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa), a tough and drought tolerant plant, might be perfect for your flowerbeds. The genus name...

MASTER GARDENERS: Make sure you have the right tools for the job

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners As Master Gardeners, we all spend long hours outside, often working alone, and working with sharp tools. So, let’s start...

MASTER GARDENERS: Exercise caution when dealing with toxic plants

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By Debbie Roland Master Gardener In May, Emmy Ulmschneide and I wrote an article about Gopher Plant. In the last paragraph we stated: “Wear gloves when pruning and...

GARDENING: Summer rainfall brings major pests across Texas

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By Dalton C. Ludwick, Holly Davis, Sonja L. Swiger and David L. Kerns Extension Entomologists Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Recent rainfall events have been a major problem...

MASTER GARDENERS: Alluring evergreen sports fragrant pink, purple flowers

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Gray Creeping Germander, Teucrium aroanium, blooms with fragrant pink to purple flowers in summer. The plant is an excellent...

GARDENING: Private Pesticide Applicator Training

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By Jeanette Castanon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Private Pesticide Applicator Training from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at the...