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...

MASTER GARDENERS: Ornamental tree adds brilliant fall color

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Looking for a tree for your yard? Chinese Pistache, Pistacia chinensis, can grow to 40’ tall and 40’ wide...

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...

MASTER GARDENERS: Oxblood Lilly brings color, elegance in the fall

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Oxblood Lilly, Rhodophiala bifida, also known as Schoolhouse Lilly, is a tropical bulb which can add a burst of...

GARDENING: Ornamental shrub sports golden daisies

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By Jeanette Castanon Skeleton-leaf goldeneye grows on rocky ground from the Rio Grande Valley to the Edwards Plateau, west to the Trans-Pecos. With its skeletal dark...

MASTER GARDENERS: Tall and showy sunflower attracts variety of insects

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Maximilian’s Sunflower is a showy plant, towering above other vegetation when blooming. It likes full sun and dry to...