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Compost: Black Gold for Gardening

Question of the month for August 2021: Compost or “black gold” as gardeners like to call it, is the product of nature's process of decomposition in the soil.

Spotlight on . . . Dawn Oldfield, Collin County Master Gardener

An article about Collin County Master Gardener and CCMGA Public Relations Chairperson, Dawn Oldfield.

The Philosophical Gardener: Sowing a New Crop of Gardeners

Recently, I had a young mother helping me rescue my garden from Snowmageddon 2021. She is interested in plants, animals and just being outside. She wanted to work with me but didn’t have anyone to care for her 5-year-old son, so of course I said, “Bring him along.”

Right plant, right place

Question of the Month for May 2021: My family has moved to north Texas from out of state. Can you give me some guidance on how to pick the right plants for my landscape?

The Mystery and Magic of a Secret Garden

Mystery and magic…. those are the words that come to mind when thinking about a secret garden.

Choosing the Right Plants

Need to replace some frozen plants? Texas A&M AgriLife has put together a “Top 100 Plants for North Texas” list to help. 

Dealing with Freeze Damage on Plants – March 1, 2021 UPDATE

It will take weeks or months to know the extent of the damage to our plants, if or when, they start to resprout and what part of the plant resprouts...

Factors affecting cold injury in perennial landscape plants

The record-breaking cold temperature, during the third week in February 2021, potentially caused cold injury to a number of plant species in North Texas. 

Fertilizing Your Vegetable Garden

There are several different approaches to fertilizing your vegetable garden. Let’s see what the research now shows…

Farming on Patios and Balconies

What's needed to grow vegetables in small spaces?

Starting a Backyard Vegetable Garden

Having a vegetable garden in the backyard can be a great activity for the family.  Learn about plants, soil, insects and weather, and how they all interact together.