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Blueberries are truly an American fruit, with several species native to the United States. Blueberries are ideal for edible landscaping. They’re neat, attractive shrubs that can serve as hedges, privacy screens or background plantings for beds.

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Galveston County Master Gardener volunteers gather every Thursday to perform maintenance activities at the Discovery Garden located in Carbide Park. They also harvested a bounty of assorted greens. I captured the photo accompanying this article on that day.

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You are likely aware of the reported shortage of Christmas trees for the 2019 holiday season. There are fewer Christmas trees being grown than 10 to 15 years ago, yet more people are buying them. And, they’re paying a heftier price to boot.

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When you think of citrus, images of grapefruits, lemons, limes and oranges are most likely to come to mind. It’s unfortunate the citrus you see in the supermarket represents an extremely small portion of the variety of citrus that can be grown locally.

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Most calls that I receive concern some type of plant problem or problems including diseases, insect pests, nutrient deficiencies, etc. It’s a change of pace to receive calls on why a plant is doing an extremely desirable and splendid thing — like banana plants producing a bumper crop of exot…

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The seasons are changing, and we are entering a transitional period in the flower garden when warm-season bedding plants begin to fade and cool-season bedding plants are planted to provide fall, winter and spring color.

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The fact that filmmaker Roland Emmerich (“White House Down,” “10,000 BC”) having to get funds outside the U.S. to finance his $100+ million epic of American history should have been a clue that more work was needed with this project.

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Reactions out of the early awards festivals raved at the plot's twists and turns, but these expectations should be tempered. Bong’s script works at a subtle and restrained pace. "Parasite" is a comedy and a tragedy that never abandons one genre for the other.

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At last, real fall weather conditions arrived over the past weekend —temperatures dipping into the upper 50s on a Saturday morning provided for the start of a pleasant weekend.