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Hidalgo County Master Gardeners to speak at home show

Spring is in the air and your garden is ready for some love and care!

A how-to for vegetable gardening in hot climates

This is a great time for planting a spring and early summer garden, but our heat, especially this past year, may be cause for concern.

Garden View: Brassicas, for heart health

This is National Heart Health Month and a good time to talk about foods that can provide some real protection from heart disease. Filling our plates with colorful vegetables is important for good nutrition and protecting our health. Vegetables in the Brassica or cabbage family are so healthy that several servings a week are recommended.

Garden View: Cilantro is your new BFF

I think most of us are familiar with cilantro. The taste of cilantro is a special flavor found in Mexican cuisine. Salsa and pico de gallo would not be the same without cilantro, but this has not always been the case. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) seeds were brought to Mexico by Spanish explorers, where it became associated with Mexican cuisine.

Texas Butterfly Festival highlights need for crucial gardens

MISSION — Goldenrods thick with yellow blooms in the sun stand tall above their beds bordered with landscape timber.

Learn about Hügelkultur at Native Plant Project meeting

Native Plant Project will host its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Valley Nature Center, 301 S. Border St. in Weslaco.

Nature’s Hallowe’en Fun

By Anita Westervelt, Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist Nature decorates itself for Hallowe’en with showy orange pods of native balloon vine, Cardiospermum halicacagum....

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...