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Texas could have its best wildflower season in almost a decade

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https://www.dallasnews.com/life/texana/2019/02/20/texas-could-best-wildflower-season-almost-decade-thanks-wet-october-report-says For Dallas-Fort Worth, last fall was the wettest on record with 29.21 inches of rain from September to November, according to the National Weather Service. In October alone, Dallas-Fort Worth picked up 15.66 inches, nearly four times the area’s 4.21-inch average for the month. Daniel Cunningham, a horticulturist and project manager with Texas A&M AgriLife […]

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Want to plant fruit trees? Here’s your explainer on chill hours and pollenizers

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With January’s colder weather, fruit trees may not get much of gardener’s attention. But a little thought now should produce fruitful results down the road. While many D-FW nurseries offer a great selection of fruit trees in containers, some specialty crops are more readily available as mail order or through reputable online sources. Most commonly these trees […]

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Crash course in craft cocktails: How to infuse liquor with local, sustainable ingredients

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One way to get into the holiday spirit is to warm up with liquors infused with locally sourced flavors from the garden.   Infusing alcohol with fruits, herbs and other botanicals is certainly not something new and has been done for centuries. In fact, your local store is probably filled with flavored vodkas, whiskeys and other liquors […]

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Learn how to make ‘seed bombs,’ which can bring more wildflowers to North Texas

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The seed bomb garden trend has exploded on the North Texas landscape lately. Also called seed balls, seed bombs are seeds encapsulated in compost and clay, which forms a protective barrier, minimizing damage by pest insects, birds or soil-borne diseases. Then when the next heavy rains come, the clay coating disintegrates and ample moisture gives […]

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Can your HOA stop you from composting and saving water? What to know about a little-known law change

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With record-breaking heat and drought conditions, gardening in North Texas is a challenge in itself. But in some neighborhoods governed by homeowners associations, gardeners have faced additional constraints when attempting to save water and drought-proof their landscapes. While HOAs offer benefits of increased property values and neighborhood attractiveness, most have landscaping rules that require a […]