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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.

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Entries are now 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 coronavirus restrictions, but the photo contest is still on.

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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.