The Barometer Bush … and then some

Lori Murray and Bonnie Garcia, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist When Debbie Cox sent me a picture of Cenizo in bloom and suggested...

Crown of thorns

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Crown of Thorns, originally from Madagascar, does extremely well in the Valley. At one time...

Whopper begonias are superstars

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist I have never trusted myself to grow begonias.  Even after the A&M AgriLife horticulturists conducted...

Plants you’ve probably never named

By Anita Westervelt, Cameron County Master Gardener It’s getting toward the end of spring in the Valley, and newly planted gardens are looking colorful and...

A Stunning Little Beauty

By Lori Murray, ameron County Master Gardener Texas Superstar Specialist Last summer I discovered a new plant - the gazania (pronounced Lgaze uh nee uh). Grimsell’s had a...

Lilacs in Texas

By LORI MURRAY, Cameron County Master Gardener The Texas Superstar program has been a smashing success for gardeners looking for successful landscape plants, and among the successes...

Vitex, A Superstar

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener The Texas Superstar program was started in 1989 and has been a smashing success for gardeners looking for...

May in the Garden

May is for maintenance! Remove weeds from your planting beds before they go to seed. Once a weed produces seeds, you have greatly increased...

Sea Hibiscus Is Not Just For The Beach

By Anita Westervelt, Cameron County Master Gardener, Rio Grande Valley Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist A variegated leaf is a thing of beauty! The leaves of...

Pseudobombax Ellipticum: The Shaving Bush tree is drought tolerant once established

Several weeks ago I noticed a most unusual sight as I drove down 25th street past the duplexes that border the turn to Treasure...