The last days of June ended with an abundance of rainfall and surprisingly cooler temperatures. July has arrived, and that means the year is about halfway over and the days are getting shorter.
Q: We moved into a new home this month and one of our new neighbors has several tropical-looking plants in their front yard that have been putting on an eye-catching flower display.
Even though we are less than three weeks away from the “official” start of summer, 11:54 a.m. June 21, as every Texan knows, when June arrives so does summertime.
After weeks of shelter-at-home actions because of the COVID-19 crisis, home tomato growers are especially gratefully to be able to harvest the tasty fruits of their labors. The one fly in the ointment for tomato growers this time of year is a pale green caterpillar with black and white marki…
"Know thine enemy" is obviously sound advice for any battle and is the key to winning the war against this adversary from the insect world.
Q: Can you identify a plant I have seen growing in a local landscape? It started blooming near the end of March, and it’s still putting on an eye-catching flower display. The flower heads are round and borne on tall slender stalks and the individual flowers are blue.
On my online Nextdoor app for Friendswood, I see people asking what they can do for entertainment while in self-quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19. My response was get out and do yard work and start a Victory Garden.
The grand-prize winning photo for the annual FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest is Anthony Louviere’s photo of an orchard oriole titled “Sitting Pretty.” The photo contest is held in the weeks usually leading up to FeatherFest, Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, wh…
Weekly winners for the annual FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest. Look for the grand prize winner to be announced next week.