Pruning is a gardening job that is often neglected because gardeners are not sure about how to prune, when to prune and even why pruning is done.
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.
One good thing about 2020 was that many more people have discovered the solace that comes from gardening. Experienced gardeners dived even deeper into their gardening adventures and tried new things.
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.
It’s nearing the end of 2020 and suffice it to say that the world has changed much in the last 10 months. That means Christmas will probably feel a little different than it has in the past, but we get to make some new memories over the holiday season.
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.
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.
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…
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.
While the calendar indicated that the fall season arrived several weeks ago, gardeners had to wait a while for some consistent evidence that fall was going to happen.
Nearly every potted plant in a nursery or garden center comes with one — a little plastic label tucked into the pot with an icon on it that lets you know what level of sun exposure the plant needs for optimal performance.
Q: I have a vine growing in my landscape that produced a crop of weird, Irish potato-like fruit with warts. One vine has grown to the top of a tall oak tree. What is this vine called and is the fruit edible?
This year’s Annual Fall Plant Sale would normally be held this weekend at the Galveston County Fairgrounds in Hitchcock. But this has not been a normal year.
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…
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”…
October will soon arrive, and after a long hot summer, most people look forward to fall weather. The arrival of October and more consistently cooler temperatures will provide a reinvigorating lift to the spirit.
The 2020 fall season technically commenced 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. As Tropical Storm Beta moved closer to making landfall, we actually received some noticeably cooler weather Saturday.