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Do deer eat red yucca?  We are trying to develop a low-water-use landscape that the deer will not eat. Deer eat the flowers of red yucca, but not the foliage.  Do you have esperanza, iris, Texas mountain laurel, thyrallis, vitex, four o’clocks, salvia, other yuccas and cactus on your low-water-use deer-proof list? What did we …

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Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2016 Terry Hershey Texas Women in Conservation Award are open now through August 14. Now is the time to recognize and honor the women you know who have made an impact on conservation in the great state of Texas. Audubon’s Texas Women in Conservation Award is named after Terry Hershey, who, as Carter …

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What did we decide, do we need to dig up the gladioli bulbs after the leaves brown, or can we leave them in place to grow and bloom next year? I am leaving mine in place. They have bloomed well over the past two years without removing and replanting them. Do deer eat red yucca?  …

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It’s been over six months since I started my gardening journey and what a ride it has been. Because I live in a small apartment, my gardening endeavor started off really small with just two pots of herbs. Now, I have expanded that to eight! Along the way, I noticed how there has been so …

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Judges reviewing the tomatoes on the table

It was difficult to choose but Milberger’s 2015 Top Tomato Contest on Saturday, June 13th had a great turn out. The winners are: Jeff Newman’s Celebrity Tomato won 1st Place Regular & Large and Best of Show.     Greg Slayers’s Bobcat Tomato won 2nd Place Regular and Large. Greg Slayers’s Juliet Tomato won 1st …

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Well groomed green lawn and garden

Our zoysia grass is a bit off color and has clumps of powdery, rust-colored material clinging to the grass blades. Do you know what is wrong with it?  Sometimes zoysia grass is infected with a fungus disease called rust. It usually occurs in the fall and does not cause any long-term problems. The weather conditions …

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June 11, 2105: Tell us again about the two-step strategy to control fire ants. They seem to be especially visible and vicious this year.   Fire ant populations increase when plenty of moisture is available in the landscape. Wet soils also force them to build more visible mounds. The two-step control method calls for the use …

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Fresh herbs are one of the greatest ways to increase the taste of your food healthfully. I often toss whatever leafy herbs are hand liberally into a salad to add unexpected variations in flavor (basil, oregano and dill are all great choices). Fresh herbs can add punch to sauces or create intensely flavorful crusts for …

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Satsuma plant in a pot

COLLEGE STATION – Satsuma Arctic Frost has been named a Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturists. Arctic Frost is the most cold-hardy satsuma hybrid tested so far, having survived temperatures as low as 9 degrees at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center test site near …

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My St. Augustine lawn is not as thick as it once was. The trees have grown larger, and it is shadier. What can I do to make the lawn thicker?  If shade is causing the thin lawn, there is not much you can do. Even St. Augustine grass requires 4 to 5 hours of sun …

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