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Can you recommend annuals that survive the hot Texas Summer?

August Question of the Month

In the Spring I plant annuals that are beautiful for a while but they never make it through the Summer. Can you recommend annuals that survive the hot Texas Summer?

Hellebores — Champions of the Shade Garden

If you had asked me 20 years ago what a hellebore is, I couldn’t have told you. But now that I’ve gardened under lovely mature trees here in North Texas for two decades, I can describe hellebores in the blink of an eye. 

Taking Care of Three Popular Holiday Plants

We are nearing that time of year of gift giving!  If you are lucky, you might receive one of these popular holiday plants as a gift - the beautiful and delicate poinsettia, the dainty Christmas cactus or the bold and beautiful Amaryllis.

The Philosophical Gardener: The Joy of Bulbs

The Joy of Bulbs

By: Maureen Miller, The Philosophical Gardener

Sssshhhhh!  Don’t tell anyone, but I am a lazy gardener. If I don’t get my plants deadheaded, or for that matter even pulled out before they fade, wilt, bolt and get crisp in the Texas sun, I declare that I am “seed saving”. Yes. That is why my garden isn’t perfect. We will go with that.

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?

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat

Do you have a space you just don’t know what to do with? Why not create an attractive and environmentally beneficial wildlife garden?

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