Square Foot Gardening Presentation Offered Master Gardener Susan Skommesa will present “Square Foot Gardening” on Tuesday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, Texas. This presentation is part of … [Read more] about Square Foot Gardening Presentation Offered
Basic skills for the modern day homesteader.
Magical Microclimates Does your garden have microclimates? Microclimates are small pockets of areas which have different weather conditions than the general area. For example, if you have an area in your garden which is surrounded by concrete, this area … [Read more] about Magical Microclimates
Prune, Don’t Shear these Shrubs Do you have shrubs that grow from several canes emerging from near the ground? There are numerous types of shrubs which grow like this, some of which are: abelia, beautyberry (Callicarpa), flowering quince (Chaenomeles), … [Read more] about Prune, Don’t Shear these Shrubs
Will My Daffodils Freeze? When you first plant your bulb, or if they have been in the ground over summer, the cool, moist soil triggers the bulb into growing roots. This happens when the soil reaches around 60 degrees. It is at that time when something … [Read more] about Will My Daffodils Freeze?
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, … [Read more] about The (Un)Conquering of Daphne
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