The (Un)Conquering of Daphne Daphne, in Greek mythology, was one of several nymphs in authority over fresh water. These fresh water bodies included bubbling springs, babbling brooks, fountains, and streams. The god Apollo became infatuated with Daphne, who resisted his affections. Apollo’s love was due to Cupid’s mischievous actions, so his approaches only became more forceful. To keep from falling prey to Apollo’s advances, Daphne cried out … [Read more] about The (Un)Conquering of Daphne
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History of Food Presentation Offered Master Gardener Robert Erickson will give a presentation on the history of food on Tuesday, January 15, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville St., Athens. In Erickson’s own words, “Vegetables … [Read more] about History of Food Presentation Offered
Bugpocalypse There is something going on in the world of bugs. Actually, there is something going wrong in the world of bugs. Which means, something is going wrong in the world. Studies are beginning to show the bug population is dropping so low, … [Read more] about Bugpocalypse
Why We Have Christmas Trees by Sherry Sorrell Most people can’t imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree; a tradition practiced by people of all religions and none, throughout the world. Where did it begin? How did it come to be a worldwide December … [Read more] about Why We Have Christmas Trees
How Do Invasive Species Affect You? Master Gardener Peter Cole will present “How Invasive Species Affect You” on Tuesday, December 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, TX. A part of the Henderson County Master … [Read more] about How Do Invasive Species Affect You?
Got Leaves? Make Leaf Mold “All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey,” sang The Mamas & The Papas. For the gardener, that means it is time to make leaf mold. I think leaf mold would be more popular if it were called something else. Although it may … [Read more] about Got Leaves? Make Leaf Mold
Add Autumn’s Colors to Your Landscape Considering adding some autumn color to your landscape? Now is the time to look around and determine the types of trees and other plantings you can put together for a breathtaking autumn arrangement. Maples, … [Read more] about Add Autumn’s Colors to Your Landscape
Make a Connection Through Gardening There are comic strips portraying families all gathered together for the holidays, except each person is looking only at his or her phone. That is a sad commentary on contemporary life. According to Market Watch, … [Read more] about Make a Connection Through Gardening
Camellias Woo in Winter When chilly temperatures arrive, many summer-blooming plants wave goodbye. Now is when the camellias begin to bloom. All summer long, they have waited patiently. Their beautiful dark background unnoticed behind colorful summer flowers. … [Read more] about Camellias Woo in Winter
Butterflies on the Move It is not often easy for a gardener to look past the chores that need to be done. Occasionally, though, nature’s magic is so overwhelmingly mesmerizing, even the gardener is hypnotized. This past week, I fell under nature’s spell as I … [Read more] about Butterflies on the Move