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Want to skip a trip to the mall this holiday season? In lieu of a rug your mother might return or a tchotchke that will just clutter up your brother’s office, give the gift of expert advice.
You’re making your holiday shopping list and checking it twice, and here are some gift ideas for the gardeners — naughty or nice — in your life.
Christmas bazaar set for Dec. 7-8
(BPT) - Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats and beetles play an important role in producing healthy plants and food for people and wildlife. Without pollinators feeding on nectar and moving pollen from one flower to the next, most plants would not produce fruit or seeds.
The Pioneer Farmers Market recently relocated in an effort to reach more customers, an organizer said.
KILLEEN — Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 381st Regiment, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, took time out to volunteer Oct. 4 at Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children.
The project to build a memorial to victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood is at a crossroads.
Residents in Copperas Cove are attacking their compost piles with some of the slimiest creatures on Earth — worms.
Tip #1: Mow lower. While a key organic lawn care tactic is to keep the blade high so the grass will produce more nutrients, that's not as important in the winter, when grass is dormant. Drop the blade to 2 inches for your final mowing, which is usually in early November for most parts of the country. If you leave the grass too high heading into winter, you may be creating a nice haven for field mice, which can damage the lawn.
Would you like to learn how to grow fragrant flowers and fresh vegetables in Central Texas?
Don’t let a busy schedule stop you from creating a beautiful landscape. Incorporate a few of these changes in your fall landscape care. You’ll create beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.
With Halloween over, many are wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkins. Why not compost the pumpkins instead of throwing them away to end up in a landfill?
(Family Features) Fall is a pivotal time for lawn and garden care. If you want a beautiful spring yard that's a masterpiece, there are important steps to take now to ensure everything from grass to gardenias bloom.
VATICAN CITY — They entered the Sistine Chapel in tuxedoes and gowns, the clacking of high heels on marble competing with the Latin chants of a choir filling the frescoed hall.
Ornamental trees and shrubs can outgrow their allotted space or find themselves in the way of a new patio or addition. By relocating a prized plant, the gardener can not only save a tree but also provide a great focal point for a reworked area.
Bell County Master Gardeners hosted a free presentation about composting at Harker Heights Activities Center on Monday.
(BPT) - With the autumn season in full swing, there’s no better time to watch leaves change colors, enjoy a hayride with family and friends, and indulge in a cup of hot apple cider. But, did you know it’s also the perfect time to prepare your backyard for winter?
The Harker Heights Community Garden will host a free class on composting led by Bell County Master Gardeners from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.
Killeen Volunteers Inc. is seeking individuals and groups to volunteer in the annual Make a Difference Day slated for Oct. 26.
Though I plant SunPatiens every year, I still go through “shock and awe” with their color and performance. Just think — more than 150 days ago we planted several gallon-containers of Compact Orange that were dazzling the moment they entered the ground. That was mid-April, and now they are just over waist high with no signs of letting up.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — About 42 years ago, Paul Weiss spent days on his knees installing a lawn he hoped would last forever — several hundred Zoysia plugs he ordered for about $17 from a magazine ad.
A plant known as a firespike or scarlet flame should tell you immediately this is special. And if you are an adventurous gardener, right now they are showing out in your landscape and attracting both hummingbirds and butterflies. They are indeed among the best for the backyard nature habitat.
Seoul Garden restaurant opens in Temple
DALLAS — From a shaded area where toddlers can climb on a wooden ant or partake in a plant petting zoo, to a place where older kids can shoot water pistols at turbines and watch the energy they created set off water fountains, a new children’s garden in Dallas aims to teach kids about science while they have fun in the lush landscape.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.