Getting your potted poinsettia to bloom again

By Lori Murray,  Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist What can you do with your poinsettias when the holidays are over? Fortunately, those of...

Blooms for cooler weather

By Anita Westervelt, Texas Master Naturalist Texas lantana, Lantana urticoides, is loving the cooler January weather. It may look like it sports three colors of...

Tips to prepare your home for winter weather

(BPT) - No matter where you live, there are bound to be weather challenges this winter. Your home may suffer damage, minor or major, from...

Tips when planting shade trees

Beautiful landscaping can add instant curb appeal to a property. But beauty isn’t the only thing that makes idyllic landscaping attractive to homeowners. Some landscaping...

How do I choose a Poinsettia?

One of the joys of my Christmas season is gazing O at the sea of red that dominates huge areas in so manystores as retailers...

November in the Garden

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Orchids, this month’s flower, are symbolic of luxury, beauty, and even royalty, while the chrysanthemum...

The Treasure of Succulents

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener I grew up in the Midwest, a land of rhododendrens, tulip bulbs and winter snows, so I was...

Confederate Rose

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist The plant we call Confederate Rose is not a native of the South nor is...

Herb gardening

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener Now that the first Norther has arrived and given us a taste of cooler weather, many gardeners’ thoughts...

Common pests in the home landscape

By Ashley H. Gregory, County Extension Agent – Horticulture Let’s talk a little about some of the most common pests that we see in our...