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One of my friends in College Station sent me an email at 6:59 p.m. Sunday that contained a photo of a backyard adorned with a light covering of snow, and snow was still falling. Even with the low probability of receiving snowfall in our area, many folks were understandably excited about it.

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This week’s article is about passalong plants. The term “passalong plants” was popularized by a similarly titled book published in 1993 by Felder Rushing. Gardeners have been passing along plants for generations before the practice received a formal name.

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Given COVID-19 issues, it may be hard this year not to feel a little like Scrooge or the Grinch that stole Christmas. But before you say, “Bah, humbug,” and try to fast forward into the new year, look for ways to create some fond and fun memories this holiday season.

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I have griped too much about the reluctance of the fall season to make a sustained presence. Fall weather finally arrived in the Texas Upper Gulf Coast over the past weekend. It’s about time, as the winter season will officially start in about three weeks.

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Most people think of gardening as a spring and summer activity. As I walked through the Discovery Garden in Carbide Park last week on a cool and sunny morning, I was inspired by the abundance of cool-season vegetables being grown — beets, broccoli, cabbages, cauliflower, carrots, collards, k…

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Successfully growing houseplants starts with understanding their needs. Houseplants contribute to and become part of the interior decor, but they are not furniture or knickknacks. They are alive and, like all living things, they have certain requirements that must be met to be healthy.

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Galveston's Own Farmers Market received a combined $7,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas through its Project Growing Roots for Education, Environment and Nutrition and the Texas Urban and Rural Conservation Projects programs, acc…

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Over the past weekend, I took a stroll through the Discovery Garden located near the AgriLife Extension Office in Carbide Park. I experienced a moment of déjà vu as I approached a vegetable bed maintained by a Master Gardener. The bed contained a bountiful crop of healthy “Florida Broadleaf”…

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I received a phone call late last week from a lady asking why so many “Jack & Jills” were covering the exterior of her all-glass storm door?