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Many of us have spent recent weeks watching trees and other landscape plants for signs of life. Some are almost back to normal, but many are slow to recover. We’ve given up on a few and piled their branches for trash day.

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Entries continue to be accepted for the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which this year is April 15-18.

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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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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.

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I commonly hear from gardeners who complain that grass won’t grow under a tree no matter what they do. When I mention that the shade created by the tree is the likely problem, the standard response is that grass always grew there before.

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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…

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Amaryllis is a popular bulb that has been providing stellar performances in many local landscapes over the past few weeks. Few flowering bulbs can surpass the stately beauty of the amaryllis.

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Winners of the third week of the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest have been announced. The photo contest is held in the weeks usually leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which has been canceled because of the coronavirus restrictions.

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Entries are still being accepted for the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, held in the weeks usually leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival. The festival has been canceled because of the coronavirus restrictions, but the photo contest is still on.