It’s a pivotal time in the life of your landscape and garden. The second half of the summer is about to unfold, and here's a list of the critical responsibilities gardeners will face over that period. including vegetable plantings and pruning.
We’re halfway through Gardening Year 2018, with the tough half ahead. Things are rough right now, and they’re only going to get rougher. Here are tips and words of encouragement so you can make it to the finish line in November.
Blue-blooming plants are so prized. It’s also because they’re cooling in face of 100-degree temperatures, and they blend well with just about any other color. So let’s feature some of the best of the blue plants that we have in Texas.
This year is looking like it’s going to be a beautiful year for crape myrtles. Early types are already stunning and the later varieties are filling with buds. These are things you may not have known about this wonderful plant.
Vitex is as old as Texas road dust and barbed wire. Yet it’s been given a grand reappearance in landscaping. This plant is a winner. So much so that Texas A&M declared it to be a Texas SuperStar® plant back in 2005.
Unless you’re talking about a large rural landscape, that volunteer tree is not going to be in a good place in your garden. The odds of a tree seedling landing and sprouting in an appropriate spot in your landscape are rare..
Why would we want to use ground covers? Here are three valid reasons. First, we want something different – a transition between low shrubs and turfgrass. Second, we have an area where it would be difficult to maintain turf.
Martha shares ideas on gifts for Mom, as well as nifty storage for sports gear, gardening help, a mint julep recipe, and a recipe for elote-style popcorn, using Tajín, a chili-and-lime zest seasoning salt.
Purple works in just about every garden. It goes with most brick colors and it plays well with just about every color plant out there. Here are some purple-hued plants that have performed well for The Garden Guru in North Texas.
Folks have some peculiar notions about what will and won't work in the landscape in North Texas, from home-brew pesticides to plant selection. The Garden Guru is here to address questions with as much diplomacy as he can muster.
Succulents come in many forms. You can find them at nurseries and home improvement stores, or get them at area gardening groups' plant sales. When grouping them for a container, look for varying colors, textures, shapes and heights.