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New Vision in Brenham + Pathogen Primer

Heat-exhausted roses, thankful for energizing chilly temps and a smidgen of rain, bounced back already. Even in December, fragrant Marie Pavie hit the petal pedal. It’s so dry, though. Once humidity claims us again (like this week), fungal diseases like powdery mildew will follow. Pathogens that impact our plants include fungi, bacteria, viruses, and oomycetes | read more →

Garden Diet for Bees, Butterflies & Other Friends

February is that betwixt and between month. I’m already counting down the weeks, since that means my native Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) buds into frothy white clusters signaling hundreds of bees and butterflies, including Red Admiral. Growing to about 20-25’, it’s perfect for smaller yards. It’s not too late to plant one of your own, | read more →

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Plant Pathogen Primer

air date: January 18, 2020

What’s a pathogen and how does it affect your plants? Get the answer with Viticulture Program Specialist Brianna Crowley from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension—Fredericksburg. In Brenham, A&M professor and Extension Horticulturist Bill Welch and wife Lucille restored architecture and pastureland where conservation unites the past and future. Daphne answers viewer questions from across Texas and John makes the most of your plant buck by starting small and growing up.

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January To Do List

This month's tips for how to care for your plants, pruning, fertilizing, lawn care, and preping for your garden. Read the entire to do list.

Plant of the Week

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