Garden View: Plants designed for summer survival

South Texas heat can be brutal on plants and protecting our trees, shrubs and garden plants from the heat and drying winds is a...

Garden View: Start planning your fall vegetable garden

We are halfway through summer and the hotter the days get the less I want to work in my yard. While you may not...

Garden View: Moringa plants offer a variety of health benefits

The moringa tree, moringa oleifera, originates from tropical and sub-tropical areas of southern Asia, especially India. Moringa has been utilized as a medicinal herb...

Texas pocket gopher — prevalent but rarely seen

Texas pocket gophers are prevalent in sandy soils of South Texas. The critters rarely surface, which is why they aren’t often seen, but their...

Plant for pollinators: Landscaping can help provide nesting sites

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...

Colorful and unique creatures share warm Gulf waters off South Padre Island’s shore

Moray eels are a unique fish found worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. They are often brightly colored, have a big mouth, tapering body...

Colorful, unique creatures share warm Gulf waters off SPI’s shore

Moray eels are a unique fish found worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. They are often brightly colored, have a big mouth, tapering body...

Garden View: Plant for pollinators

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...

Garden View: There are many reasons to garden

Gardening is a great way to connect with nature and to unwind and relax. It can also be enjoyed alone or with family. Research...

Garden View: Increase mowing height, frequency for healthier lawn

As summer approaches and day length and temperature increase so will the frequency that you need to mow your lawn. Driving around I have...