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Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening Written by LaDonna Stockstill and Carol Welch Which do you prefer: a flowerbed, or a show-stopping garden? Me, I want a little piece of paradise that captures the eye as well as the heart. I want the visitors to my garden to be just as spectacular...

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Dividing Bearded Iris

Dividing Bearded Iris

Dividing Bearded Iris Written by Grenette Bledsoe Irises provide some of the earliest spring color in the garden, from white to purple too many other colors of the rainbow. Managed planting of individual irises, genetically programmed to bloom at different times of...

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Great Plants for Winter in Parker County

Great Plants for Winter in Parker County

Great Plants for Winter in Parker County Written by Parker County Master Gardeners If you think pansies are your only option for winter color, think again. Many Texas gardeners use a variety of plants to liven their gardens during colder times of the year. Master...

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Growing Plants From Seeds

Growing Plants From Seeds

Growing Plants From Seeds Written by Carol Welch Just imagine… a huge live oak tree grows from an acorn no bigger than a nickel. A watermelon grows from a seed half the size of a dime. Seeds can be as big as a coconut or as small as the lead point of a pencil. But if...

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Healthy, Drought-Tolerant, and Sustainable Landscapes

Healthy, Drought-Tolerant, and Sustainable Landscapes

Healthy, Drought-Tolerant, and Sustainable Landscapes  Written by Jerry Parr It is no secret that our natural resources have a precious limited supply. We live in Texas where summer watering restrictions have become the rule rather than the exception. If you’re...

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Latin is Not Dead!

Latin is Not Dead!

Latin is Not Dead!  Written by Liz Street Latin is not dead! It is alive and thriving in YOUR garden! While you won’t come face to face with a toga-clad centurion, greeting you with a friendly “Salve”; you just might use the Latin “Salve” to greet your plants and get...

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Managing a Buffalograss Lawn

Managing a Buffalograss Lawn

Managing a Buffalograss Lawn Written by Bob StarnesManaging a Buffalograss Lawn introduces the reader to Buffalograss, its use as a lawn and describes its recommended care and management to include watering, fertilization, mowing and weed control, which differs from...

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Monarch Rest Stop

Monarch Rest Stop

Monarch Rest Stop Written by Carol Welch If there was something you could do in your own backyard to help a butterfly, would you do it? If it improved the look of your flowerbeds, attracted beneficial insects, and was good for the environment, would you think about...

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Native Plants Make Sense

Native Plants Make Sense

Native Plants Make Sense Written by Homer Babbitt- Parker County Master Gardener The beds featured here can be seen at the Extension Office; 604 North Main Street, Weatherford. Texas Many of us have lost some of our landscape plants due to severe drought the last...

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No End in Sight

No End in Sight

No End in Sight  Written by Carol Welch Water conservation is no longer a topic for casual conversation, its mandatory education for drought weary Texans. In North Texas we are living in Stage 3 and planning for Stage 4 water restrictions. For most of us, that puts...

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