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The Galveston County Daily News: Leisure

December 2, 2016

Leisure

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Recent threats inspire concerns for iconic palms

Palms are a familiar sight, almost as symbolic of Galveston as our majestic oaks, palms lend a tropical flavor to island life.

  • icon Posted: August 09

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
A new threat to ash trees has emerged
Posted: June 28, 2016

A new pest has emerged that threatens all ash trees, although it is not yet in Galveston County: Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Orchid trees a low maintenance option that provide shade
Posted: April 19, 2016

Spring in Galveston always offers an outstanding array of flowering trees and shrubs. Currently on display are orchid trees (Bauhinia). All around the island you can see small trees covered with large pink to purple or white blossoms. We lost a number of these to Hurricane Ike but they seem to be returning to local landscapes in large numbers. This is not surprising, as they are spectacular during blooming season.

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Tuesday 04/12/2016
Finding happiness: Gretchen Rubin to speak at Women's Conference
Posted: April 12, 2016

Happiness, habits and human nature are the focuses of Gretchen Rubin’s lively research and writing.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Historic brewpub comes to Renaissance Festival
Posted: October 21, 2015

The Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School only appears once a year at the Texas Renaissance Festival. It was born from Alan and Linda Ward’s desire to bring their love of brewing beer and love of the Texas Renaissance Festival together.

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Wednesday 10/14/2015
October’s gardening Q&As
Posted: October 14, 2015

The Master Gardeners’ Annual Fall Plant Sale was held last Saturday. Even though it is a plant sale, visitors are welcome to bring samples of plants for problem diagnosis or identification. They took me and Master Gardener volunteers up on the invitation. Following is a sampling of questions asked:

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Tuesday 10/13/2015
Story on surfing brought back memories
Posted: October 13, 2015

I read Shannon Daughtry’s article “Water, waves and memories bring surfers back to island” (The Daily News, Sept. 13), and it brought back old cherished memories of my surfing around Murdoch’s Pier on 23rd Street and Seawall Boulevard.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Fall into Autumn gardening
Posted: September 30, 2015

I do not like the shorter day lengths as September comes to an end and October nears. However, the cooler (more or less, depending on the week) daytime temperatures over the autumn season sure soothe my displeasure with shorter day lengths.

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Wednesday 09/23/2015
Bulbs to be offered at 2015 Fall Plant Sale
Posted: September 23, 2015

The Master Gardner 2015 Fall Plant Sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 10 in Carbide Park located at 4102 Main Street in La Marque. I feel I am mimicking some television commercials in stating that the upcoming sale will be new and different. Even so, the sale will really be different in many aspects.

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Wednesday 09/09/2015
Divide Louisiana Irises during September
Posted: September 09, 2015

The Louisiana iris continues to be a popular plant in local landscapes. Despite their common name, Louisiana irises are grown in much of the United States and even in Canada and other parts of the world.

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