A Hummingbird’s Delight Hummingbirds are the garden’s jewels. Shimmering with an emerald coat, the ruby-throated hummingbird is a delightful visitor to most gardeners in East Texas. However, they demand a constant food supply to meet their energy needs. I have found that hummingbirds prefer the sweet nectar of real flowers to the home-brew of sugar-water. One of the plants that have hummingbirds buzzing around it this time of the year is … [Read more] about A Hummingbird’s Delight
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
Milkweed Bugs No one told me when I planted milkweeds I would also get milkweed bugs. But that is what happened. Everything was great for a couple of years. My milkweed bloomed, the butterflies came, seed pods formed, seeds were collected, and my milkweeds … [Read more] about Milkweed Bugs
Beware of Bamboo? My daughter recently asked me a plant question. Her neighbor planted bamboo along their shared fence line, and she wondered if she should be concerned about it invading her yard. The easy answer is, “It depends.” The more informative answer … [Read more] about Beware of Bamboo?
Master Gardener Class Starts Soon in Henderson County Applications are now being accepted for the next Henderson County Master Gardener class. The class starts Friday, September 7 at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC). Registration ends this week. County … [Read more] about Master Gardener Class Starts Soon in Henderson County
Meet Your Local Master Gardeners Do you have gardening questions? Are you interested in learning how to become a Master Gardener? Are you curious about the Master Gardener volunteer program? The public is invited to meet Master Gardeners from Henderson County … [Read more] about Meet Your Local Master Gardeners
Elizabeth Murphy felt the time was right to become a Master Gardener when she moved from Colorado to East Texas. “I registered for the class as soon as I knew of our plans to move,” she says. As a child, Murphy helped her maternal grandparents on their … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Elizabeth Murphy
Why Have a Rooster? I've had chickens for years, but never a rooster. After all, if you don't want to build your flock naturally, why have a rooster? Now that we live in the country and are building our homestead, and the goal is to build the flock...you've … [Read more] about Why Have a Rooster?
Drip Irrigation Seminar Henderson County Master Gardener Association will host Keith Daniel on Thursday, August 9, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Athens Senior Citizens Center, 3344 Hwy 31 E, Athens. Daniel will share tips and techniques for installing a drip irrigation … [Read more] about Drip Irrigation Seminar
Meet the Masters: Sherry Sorrell Sherry Sorrell laughs when she talks about her decision, based mostly on a whim, to become a Master Gardener. “I went to a meet and greet at the library last summer because I wanted to learn more about gardening. I … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Sherry Sorrell
Meet the Masters: Three Generations of Master Gardeners Peg Martinez is a proud mother and grandmother. She is also a Master Gardener. What makes her unique is that her daughter and two grandsons are also Master Gardeners. She is passing down the love of... … [Read more] about Meet the Masters: Three Generations