For those of you that would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting on January 13, 2016. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. These goals are implemented through the training and … [Read more] about Texas Master Gardener Training Class
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
The Wood County chapter of Texas Master Gardeners will host a Spring Conference March 28th at 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Quitman, Texas. The theme is “Time to Plant Smarter” with featured speaker, Steven L. Chamblee. Steven is the Chief Horticulturist for … [Read more] about Wood County Texas Master Gardeners Spring Conference on Tap
For those of you that would be interested in becoming a Texas Master Gardener, this program is for you, starting on January 15, 2015. The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This … [Read more] about Texas Master Gardener Training Class
Printed in the September Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers This year, we experienced cooler than normal spring and summer weather, but that is behind us and we are moving into the fall of the year. Yes, the 90 degree plus weather has been … [Read more] about Mary, Mary quite the farmer, how does your garden grow?
Printed in the June/July 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers, Texas Master Gardener When did you first see the tall spikes of Larkspur growing? Of course, it was in your grandmother’s flower garden. Larkspurs are a member of the … [Read more] about TALL AND ELEGANT: Larkspurs
Dating back to ancient times, tried and true rainwater harvesting is a proven water capturing method. Shawn Johnson and his wife Becky are putting these simplistic methods of conservation and economy to good use, for the benefit of their livestock and garden … [Read more] about Rainwater Harvesting: Back to the Basics
As Printed in the November 2012 Issue of The Northeast Texas By Peggy Rogers Beautyberry, American Beautyberry, French Mulberry, American Mulberry, Spanish Mulberry, Bermuda Mulberry, Sour-bush or Sour-berry, whatever name you know it by when the bush … [Read more] about The Gorgeous Purple Beautyberry
As Printed in the August 2012 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Peggy Rogers We are seeing the death of many oaks in the East Texas area due to Hypoxylon Canker. The disease is not rare, but due to the stressful droughts of the last several summers, a … [Read more] about Hypoxylon Canker of Oak Trees
As printed in the April 2012 issue of The Northeast Texan. By Samantha Russell Among my generation, there seems to be a culture of perpetual adolescence. Video games are great in their own right, but not when you’re 23, eating take-out pizza and living … [Read more] about Homesteading: New Generation Independence