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Sustainable solution preserves history and enhances The Gardens at Texas A&M University The stately old post oaks at the entrance of the Event Lawn in the Leach Teaching Gardens at Texas A&M University had to go. Damaged by construction and record cold temperatures during Winter Storm Uri in 2021, the dead and dying trees were... Read More →

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TikTok creator @jamesjroy created a labyrinth succulent garden by arranging leaves in a circular pattern and propagating. Key tips: use distilled water instead of tap to avoid harsh minerals and spray them with water rather than pouring. You also might want to invest in a grow light.

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In Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play “Our Town,” heliotrope flowers connect two sets of characters who gather to inhale their intoxicating scent in the moonlight. Heliotropes, then common, are, indeed, wonderfully fragranced. Yet somehow, they’ve fallen out of favor in American gardens. Many onetime garden staples from the Victorian era through the 1950s have been replaced with hybrids and compact bedding plants, many of which lack the charm, aroma and simple nostalgia of their predecessors.

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Mature perennials in your garden are a valuable resource. Most perennials can be dug up and divided, yielding two, three or even four splits. And each of these can be replanted elsewhere. Even better, trade with other gardeners, swapping divisions of your perennial for varieties in their gardens that you’d like to try.

Part of the free Master Gardeners Hands On in the Garden program Hands On in the Garden, the free monthly gardening program presented by the Texas Master Gardeners of Williamson County, will be held March 26 in Georgetown. Texas Master Gardeners is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program. The event will be held from 10-11:30 a.m.... Read More →

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