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”...

GARDENING: Master Gardener Plant Sale

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By Jeanette Castanon, Ector County Extension Agent The Permian Basin Master gardeners will be hosting their annual plant sale. It will be Saturday, April 10,...

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...

GARDENING: Outstanding shade-bloomer

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By Jeanette Castanon The Texas Gold Columbine is one of the most spectacular shade-blooming plants. Before the introduction of any plant, years of testing and...

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...

Trending Vacation Habits in 2021

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(Family Features) For many travelers itching to go on vacation, 2021 offers plenty of opportunities to get out and go. Whether it’s heading to...

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: Tough Texas native adds color during hot summer months

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By Debbie Roland and Emmy Ulmschneider Master Gardeners Lantana! My favorite plant (Debbie, not Emmy). I’ve had these plants and kept them alive even before 2013. That...

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....

How to Teach Children About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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(Family Features) Children develop their identities right alongside their abilities to crawl, walk, talk and recognize letters. There’s also a common misconception that children...