For all of the ensuing years, I have maintained a close working relationship with Texas A&M and its outstanding team of agricultural scientists. In that light, I’d like to single out five specific places where TAMU can be of direct help to you.
August gardening tips for Texas from our experts
Shrubs and perennials to light up the garden in late summer
No drab slabs here. These patios are havens.
Let’s weigh in on the subject of “scale” in landscaping
Add color by the brushfuls to your garden setting
Take steps this month to ensure a great pecan crop
A fabled succulent, Aloe vera grows indoors and out
Peach problems, scale insects, dying viburnum and more…
This is where you’ll find some of Texas’ unique plants, places and services. Watch here, too, for a new podcast or video story each month. This month Bryan White of Arborilogical Services in DFW explains sunscald damage to young red oak trees.
About our cover…‘Lemon Mist’ is a hardy, day-blooming water lily that produces showy yellow blossoms up to 6 or 8 inches in diameter from spring into early fall. Like other hardies, it goes dormant in winter, only to start the process over year after year. It needs full sun, and it’s fed by the insertion of fertilizer tabs into the soil monthly during the growing season. I took this photo in late June at Dickson Brothers in Mesquite (204 N. Galloway), where they specialize in water gardens and the plants that grow in them, also ponds, fountains and pool supplies. Photo © Neil Sperry.
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