New Texas Superstars for your Garden

By Ashley Gregory, Special to the Star With so much extra time on our hands many of us are looking to our yards for entertainment, exercise...

Repotting your plants

By Ashley H. Gregory, County Extension Agent. Most of us are spending a lot of time at home these days, and our pets and plants...

Use mulch for enhanced, low-cost, low-maintenance Valley landscapes

Even though we are seriously aware of conserving moisture, slowing flood waters, reducing pesticide use, having healthier plants, smothering weeds, saving money, recycling materials,...

Use mulch for enhanced, low-cost, low-maintenance Valley landscapes

Even though we are seriously aware of conserving moisture, slowing flood waters, reducing pesticide use, having healthier plants, smothering weeds, saving money, recycling materials,...

Tabebuia Trees in the Valley

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist If you have driven on West Harrison in Harlingen the past few weeks, you have probably...

Why do we fertilize?

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist March is traditionally the month we fertilize our grass here in the Rio Grande Valley. ...

March in the Garden

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist Intensely bright daffodils represent rebirth or can be a symbol of future prosperity.  Maybe they...

Plants that attract butterflies

By Lori Murray and Mary Beth Simmons, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Certified Nursery Professional Lantana is an easy to grow plant which butterflies love.  It...

Attracting butterflies to your garden; What butterflies need

Mary Beth Simmons, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Certified Nursery Professional Colorful butterflies are an important addition to a garden, not only because of their...

Habitat Gardens for Butterflies

By Lori Murray, Cameron County Master Gardener, Texas Superstar Specialist One of the most fascinating aspects of nature is the metamorphosis some caterpillars make to...