The Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will host a program Monday about using the age-old technique of companion planting.
Horticulturist Janet Riley from Fort Worth will lead the program that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Participants will learn about placement of plants for better health, crop production and improved taste. They will also learn why companion planting helps to deter pests and disease.… Read the rest
Q: You often hear of “the Dust Bowl.” Exactly what was it?
A: It was the worst and most severe combination of drought and wind erosion that has ever occurred in the U.S., says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.
The Dust Bowl started in the early 1930s and lasted almost the entire decade and hit the Great Plains states the hardest.… Read the rest
The belief that plants have an effect on one another in the garden is an ancient, but altogether modern concept.
Like fashion, horticulture trends come and go, but gardeners continue to pass along the principles of companion planting, which basically pairs plants with their “friends.”
Companion planting is a technique used by gardeners for determining where plants should be placed in gardens.… Read the rest
The Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will host an educational program on gardening using the age-old technique of companion planting on Monday evening, March 18 at 6:30 in Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Horticulturist Janet Riley from Archie’s Gardening in Fort Worth will lead the program. Participants will learn about placement of plants for better health, crop production and improved taste.… Read the rest
By Phyllis Webster
Gardeners simply can’t wait to get their fingers in the dirt. Unfortunately, early spring chores seldom satisfy the urge to plant.
Given the last expected freeze is in mid-March, starting plants from seed indoors is a smart way to start a garden early. To ensure success, always purchase fresh seed. Check the seed packages for a current date.… Read the rest
GARDEN UNDER COVER
The Lake Granbury Master Gardeners (LGMG) will host a program on gardening in greenhouses Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St.
Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agent Steve Cheney will lead the program. Participants will learn about greenhouse structures, equipment, maintenance and growing techniques. … Read the rest
Let’s face it – the landscape looks “blah” in mid-winter.
In spite of the evergreens, beautifully textured tree bark and bright berries that the season affords, most folks crave flower color long before the end of chilly weather. If you find yourself longing for flowers, try “forcing” plants into bloom. … Read the rest
Greenhouses are useful additions to any garden, especially those that experience temperature extremes.
When building a greenhouse, consider the following:
Choose a level site free of debris, stones, tree roots or other hard-to-remove materials. Avoid locating a greenhouse beneath large trees with overhanging limbs that could fall and cause damage. Unless a greenhouse, such as a lean-to, is attached to a building, distance it from structures.… Read the rest