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I recently received an email from a resident that went as follows: I have a humongous spider in my backyard in Galveston. It has constructed a huge web, which is anchored between a palm tree and a wood fence. Do you know what kind of spider it is? It is big and scary looking.

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“Hustlers” has many montages in it. The most important is Jennifer Lopez’ entrance, which is wild, glittery, nasty and impressive. Her physicality, along with nearly everything else, is on full display.

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The history of kitchen garden designs goes back to medieval times. They were the cloister or courtyard gardens of monasteries or castles. During colonial times, European settlers brought the kitchen garden concept to the United States.

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Over the last few weeks of August, daytime temperatures in the upper 90s have been common. It’s more than ironic when daytime temperatures in the lower 90s begin to sound pleasant.

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One of my favorite shrubs is known as blue plumbago, which produces a profusion of phlox-like blue flowers almost all year round when winters are mild. Blue plumbago thrives in our hot and humid Texas summers.

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The Dog Days of August have arrived. The last few days of July provided a pleasant and rare weather event: The arrival of a noteworthy cool front last week. Then many areas of the county received heavy rains over the weekend to help relieve the dry summer spell.

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Question: After application of a granular weed and feed fertilizer with a herbicide in it, what is the chance that there is herbicide carryover into the clippings after a few rains? Can these clippings be composted for general use?

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June will arrive in a few days and the summer growing season will be in full swing. Even though our summers tend to be on the warm side, productive home gardeners still can gather colorful bouquets from the landscape and fresh vegetables from the garden. The productive landscape and garden w…

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April is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoor garden, especially after a rather cool winter season. Landscapes that were turned dull brown are beginning to display vibrant colors that remind gardeners the joy of gardening in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast region.