GARDENING: Control weeds before they reach maturity

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By Jeanette Castanon The weed seed bank is the reserve of viable weed seeds present on the soil surface and scattered throughout the soil profile....

MASTER GARDENERS: Fast growing oak a great addition to West Texas landscapes

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Chinquapin Oak, Quercus muehlengergii, is a medium to large tree reaching a height of 70 feet and a trunk...

MASTER GARDENERS: Sage has worldwide appeal and thrives in West Texas

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By Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardener Chances are that you may not be familiar with the genus Artemisia, but drive from Midland west and you have seen...

GARDENING: Herbicide resistance misconceptions

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By Jeanette Castanon When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest”...

MASTER GARDENERS: Three more plants to replace those lost in the freeze

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners When we discussed plants that could replace boxwoods and other hedge type plants that were hit by the freeze,...

GARDENING: Goathead is toxic to some livestock

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By Jeanette Castanon Goathead is an annual weed in the caltrop family. The prostrate stems radiate from a tap root and bear pairs of opposite...

MASTER GARDENERS: Replacing plants lost during the freeze

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Most homeowners lost plants during our winter freeze. Master Gardeners are getting questions about what to plant to replace...

GARDENING: Neches white clover

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By Jeanette Castanon Neches white clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a synthetic variety of intermediate white clover with 147 parent plants selected for early and...

MASTER GARDENERS: Crossvine can climb almost anything

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Next time you are looking for a plant to dress up a fence, building or just want to add...

MASTER GARDENERS: Butterfly magnet a staple on any Texas pollinator plant list

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Called by many common names, Conclinium greggii is well known to anyone who gardens for pollinators. Most simply call...