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CAMERON — Robert Schuetze has a green thumb when it comes to growing award-winning pecans.
Would you like to learn how to grow fragrant flowers and fresh vegetables in Central Texas?
The Bell County Hay Show will be Nov. 20 at the Bell County Expo Center. Registration is at 6 p.m. with a $10 registration fee. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. with a meal.
The Bell County Master Gardeners are currently taking applications. The 2014 class will be limited to 25 applicants who submit their application and class fee of $250 by orientation on Nov. 20.
Did you know that the Bell County 4-H program reaches more than 600 youth through community clubs each year? An additional 2,000 students in Bell County were reached last year through 4-H curriculum enrichment programs in schools, special interest projects and military 4-H programs. We have 4-H members in every school district in Bell County, private schools and home-schools.
Fall is just around the corner, and experts say selecting the right plants for Texas fall temperatures will ensure beautiful flower beds and gardens.
The Bell County Pecan Growers Association is hosting a pecan field day Sept. 21 at Ken Gerstenberg Farm, at 888 Elmer King Road, No. 130 in Belton.
The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is a three-day seminar Aug. 5-7 in College Station that represents the culmination of knowledge from industry leaders and experts.
Grasshoppers are among the most widespread and damaging pests in Texas. There are about 150 species of grasshoppers in the state, but 90 percent of the damage to crops, gardens, trees and shrubs is caused by just five species:
For decades, the annual Stiles Farm Field Day at the 2,600-acre farm in Williamson County has served as a platform to showcase the latest production practices.
For many people, rainwater is harvested for watering potted plants, to freshen flower beds and to refill bird baths, but few know the added benefits of conserving rainfall.
If you read this column each week, I imagine you love to be outside around nature.
The Central Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is taking applications for its 2013 class. The registration fee is $125, which includes all training materials, annual chapter dues and other training materials. Orientation is March 26.
BELTON — The Bell County Master Gardeners dedicated a new addition to the AgriLife Extension Center on Tuesday. The Laboratory and Learning Center of Horticulture Education is a 1,500-square-foot building featuring sun panels and four tractor-sized roll-up doors.
Help the Bell County 4-H program by eating at Fuddruckers Tuesday in Killeen and Temple.
The annual Bell/Williamson County Pecan Show was held Thursday at the Bell County Extension Office. Sixty-one entries from 22 varieties were submitted from homeowners and commercial growers across the region. Pecan growers in Bell County typically harvest 2,000 to 3,000 acres annually, most of which are native trees.
The Bell County Master Gardener Class of 2013 is taking applications.
The Bell County Master Wellness Volunteer Program will provide participants with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education and in return, participants agree to give back 40 hours of service.
Herald staff reports
Some of us dream of visiting gardens in faraway places, like Butchart Gardens in Canada, Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, even Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, much closer to us.
Do you have an area in your backyard that is not very attractive? Do you plant bluebonnets and wonder why you can’t get them to grow and bloom? Do you drive around in the spring and gaze in awe at the beautiful wildflowers of Texas? Hopefully, some of the following tips will help you to achieve a beautiful display of Texas’ wildflowers.
Heights chamber events set this week
Sometimes the solutions to gardening challenges are simply over our heads.
By Frances Idoux
By Mary Lew Quesinberry
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.