78.1 F
McAllen

Gardening

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...

A stunning little beauty

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist The gazania (pronounced gaze uh nee uh) has become one of my favorite plants. Several...

How to grow crape myrtles

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Crape Myrtle Information Crape Myrtles require well drained soil that ranges from slightly alkaline to slightly...

Southern lilacs

By Lori Murray | Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist You have probably noticed, as I have, that the crape myrtle around Harlingen have...

More fern for the Valley

By Lori Murray | Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist With appreciation to the late Audrey Paterson. Ferns are one of the most diverse groups...

Money available to help conserve Monarch butterflies

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will offering funding for conservation efforts that help farmers and ranchers in Texas provide food and habitat for...