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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.

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Even though it’s a show appearing in limited areas, bluebonnets are starting to put on spectacular floral displays nowadays. A couple of weeks back I was traveling on Highway 3 in the League City area and there by the roadway was a sizable patch of bluebonnets. I saw a similar size patch of …

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In March 2017, I toured several sites along the Azalea Trail sponsored by the River Oaks Garden Club. It was a dreary and rainy day. Even though the prime flowering period for most of the azaleas had passed, the remaining azalea flowers provided ample glints of colors to lighten up a rather …

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More and more local gardeners are learning that herbs are easy to grow and can add flowers, fragrance and texture to the landscape. Herbs are also vital to flavor many dishes.

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Many gardeners are considering making minor to major improvements to their landscapes as part of their gardening activities for the New Year. The good news is that January is an ideal month to start planning for renovating the home landscape.

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Our winters tend to be relatively mild and that’s considered a blessing by most folks. Nevertheless, temperatures can occasionally dip low enough to be able to inflict a significant toll on many landscape plants in the Galveston County area.

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No one wants to see their best work end up in the trash, but that’s what happens to far too many vegetables. Their leaves and peels are often discarded instead of being an integral part of a nutritious meal.

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It’s not often that getting to a restaurant seems a little anticlimactic, but the drive to the Big Sur Bakery is so dramatic that it’s a hard choice to stop the car. The vistas of wild green California forests extending to the cliffs overlooking the azure Pacific Ocean, seen from a winding, …

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Now that 2019 has arrived, many people are ready to make a few changes, and eating healthier is one of the most-cited plans. One of the staunchest allies in the effort to change eating habits is the Galveston County Health District, which is augmenting its year-round programs advocating good…

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It’s a new gardening year, and here’s wishing that all your gardening efforts will be fruitful and enjoyable. The pace of things tends to slow down a bit this time of year in the garden. Although we may continue to plant, prepare beds, harvest winter vegetables and enjoy cool-season flowers,…