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Garden View: Upcoming garden programs

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BY BARBARA STORZAre you planning a vegetable garden? Maybe you want to improve your financial picture by selling vegetables? Or, do you want to...

Creatures of the night

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BY JOHN BRUSHStatement of the obvious incoming: humans are diurnal animals. Sure, we often stay up late (some of us consider ourselves “night owls”),...

Garden View: Dragon fruit season begins

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BY BARBARA STORZDragon fruit, also known as pitaya, is a tropical, night blooming cactus that originated in Mexico and Central and South America. Spanish...

Sound the trumpets for Alamo Vine

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BY ANITA WESTERVELTIf you pass by irrigation ditches in your travels around the lower Rio Grande Valley, you’re probably familiar with seeing a wash...

Garden View: Upcoming Master Gardener classes

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BY BARBARA STORZTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in both Hidalgo and Cameron Counties, will hold its annual Master Gardener volunteer training from 9 a.m....

Garden View: Get to know the super food pomegranate

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BY BARBARA STORZIn recent years, research into the health benefits of pomegranate has spurred interest in cultivating the fruit.Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is native to...

Garden View: Growing vegetable transplants

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BY BARBARA STORZStarting seeds indoors in a sunny location or in a protected area on the patio is a good way to get the...

Spectacular tropical Lluvia De Oro shines in landscapes

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BY ANITA WESTERVELTAs June makes way for July, one of the world’s showiest trees speckles the South Texas landscape with bracts of cascading canary-yellow...

Garden View: Plan your fall garden now

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BY BARBARA STORZIf you know me, you know I’ve said this before: “The fall vegetable garden is the best in South Texas!”We have the...

Succulents are popular, for good reason

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BY ANITA WESTERVELTSucculents are fun, nearly care free and reproduce relatively easily on their own. They can make excellent ground covers and are just...
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