Cameron County Master Gardener

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Orchid blooms

BY LORI MURRAYOne of the most stunning ornamental trees in the Valley is the spring blooming Orchid Tree, the Purple Bauhinia purpurea commonly known...

The Easter Lily

BY LORI MURRAYThe beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers that blanket our altars this special season symbolize purity, innocence, hope, and life – the spiritual essence...

Orchid Care

BY GARY SMITHHave you had an orchid that you wished you could keep healthy and reblooming for lasting enjoyment?Did you wonder why it did...

Palm Trees

BY CHUCK MALLOY and Palm Society of South Texas memberWhen you drive into the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas Tropical Trail, what’s the...

Violet is this month’s flower

BY LORI MURRAYFebruary’s flower is the violet. They are associated with spiritual wisdom, humility, and faithfulness.This month’s flowers also include the primrose which has...

An Organic Arsenal

BY LAUREN OLBETEROrganic gardening means gardening without using synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. It does not mean leaving everything to chance and using no...

How to Prune Roses

BY LORI MURRAYOur Valley weather doesn’t get cold enough for roses to need winter protection, and the plants don’t really go dormant. As a...

A Red Esperanza??

BY LORI MURRAYLast December I had a very interesting phone call. Judy Veach was calling to ask me if I’d ever seen a red...

History of Grapes

BY BONNIE GARCIAThe history of grape growing in Texas predates that of California by nearly a century. As early as the 1680’s, Franciscan monks...

The Best Landscape Designer

BY LAUREN OLBETERYou are the best landscape designer – for your own yard, that is. Nobody knows your likes and dislikes better than you...