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Garden: A stunning shady lady

Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist One of my all-time favorite plants for winter in the Valley is the impatients. In the...

Hummingbird migration across Valley, Texas

By Ashley Gregory, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service The days are still long and hot, but the first signs of fall are in the air....

Growing wild olive trees

By, Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist From time to time, you may have noticed some small to medium-sized trees covered with...

Fall Vegetable Gardens

Ashley Gregory, Horticulturalist for Hidalgo County It may feel a little early, but now is a great time to start planning your fall vegetable garden....

Blooming Esperanzas

The other day as I was driving along Loop 499 towards the airport, I suddenly realized that something was missing!  Indeed, the beautiful Yellow...

Water-wise Gardening

By Mary Beth Simmons, Cameron County Master Gardener Texas Certified Nursery Professional Conserving water is a steadily growing concern throughout the Valley. Water-wise or xeriscape gardening is...

The mighty sunflower — more than meets the eye

By Anita Westerbelt, Texas Master Naturalist Sunflowers are survivors. Even on dreadfully hot late summer mornings, they stand ready to meet the day; they withstand our...

Crown of Thorns

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Crown of Thorns, originally from Madagascar, does extremely well in the Valley. At one time...

August in the garden

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist August’s flower is the poppy. It represents peacefulness. August babies also have a connection with...

Growing gardenias with coffee grounds

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist A list of my favorite flowers would have to include the gardenia. From its soft...