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Microclimates: Think Like a Plant

The Japanese maple near my front door was flaunting its brilliant scarlet leaves last fall when a neighbor stopped to admire it and to tell a tale of woe: She had lost a Japanese maple — one for which she had paid more than $1,000.

12 Reasons to Hire an Arborist and Protect Your Valuable Trees

Without regular care a tree can change from a valuable resource to a costly burden. That is why the skills of a professional arborist are required for many tree issues.



When the weather forecast predicts freezing weather, it is important to protect your plants. How do you know what to do and when?

Surviving the Winter Freeze at Prosper Gardens

The Prosper Demonstration and Research Gardens, located at Rucker Elementary School and the nearby water tower at Craig and First Street, recovered nicely from the winter freeze with only nominal damage.

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.

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. 

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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