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More than 800 slated to attend beginner’s gardening course in North Texas

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Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.eduMartha Cavazos Fipps, 972-547-7335, mcavazos@mckinneytexas.org DALLAS — A regional gardening course for beginners, to be held Jan. 12, has already garnered more than 800 registrants from around the world, organizers said. The Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening takes place at the Collin College Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave., McKinney. The free […]

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Expert: ‘Find’ more water through landscaping techniques

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Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Drought is a given, and water from traditional sources will be limited in the future, but homeowners and businesses can “find” more water through conservation, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research environmental horticulturist. The 90.3 square miles within the city limits of […]

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North Texas gardening courses offer comprehensive ‘newcomer’ instruction

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Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, daniel.cunningham@ag.tamu.edu Patrick Dickinson, 972-952-9673, patrick.dickinson@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS — Two free public courses aim to equip new gardeners with the tools to establish lush lawns, vibrant landscapes and bountiful vegetable gardens in the unique and unforgiving growing conditions of North Texas, organizers said. The first session of Newcomers […]

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Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

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Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Daniel Cunningham, 972-952-9223, Daniel.Cunningham@ag.tamu.edu DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. […]