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Texas deer hunters know the symptoms of buck fever: sweaty palms, accelerated heart rate and a shaky trigger finger. But there’s another malady folks who will be outdoors this fall can encounter that’s a little more serious: Lyme disease.
Container flower gardens for fall
The beautiful thing about container gardens is that you can grow plants in anything you have available. I once saw a colorful display of flowers planted in an old VW bug that had been left in out in a yard. It was spectacular.
AgriLife offers new program
This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves, “maybe I should try to start exercising or dieting.” Get ahead of all those whose New Year’s resolution is to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Wildlife gardening for the deer and your sanity
A deer-resistant garden can be colorful year-round with little effort and big benefits. I have known many people who have had problems with deer in the landscape and wanted to plant something besides cactus that the deer would not eat. There are many options to a beautiful landscape
Don’t die(t): Veg out
It can be tough to sell vegetarianism in cattle country. In view of recent research, it can also be tough to argue with the benefits, wherever you live. A Loma Linda University study published this summer showed that vegetarians had a 12 percent reduction in death risk compared to others.
Hill of beans
Your average local gardener plants beans in the spring and thinks of other veggies in the fall.
Scabiosa: Hardy and a snap to grow
“Hardy and a snap to grow.” — These are wonderful words for any gardener. This is the description that I found for the pincushion flower and it has certainly lived up to this phrase.
The nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation is offering free trees in exchange for donations. Through the month of August, one can join the foundation’s Trees for America campaign by donating $10. In return, they will receive 10 white flowering dogwood trees.
Whirling butterflies a great addition to your garden
You may wonder what “whirling butterflies” have to do with gardening. This happens to be one of the names for a plant native to central Texas.
Even if the National Weather Service forecast’s 20 percent chance of rain for today doesn’t yield anything, Cleburne lawns and lakes have already received more than three times as much rain this month as they did all month last July, according to one local weather tracker.
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