Border BioBlitz documents Santa Ana wildlife in binational science effort

ALAMO — Looking to preserve the biodiversity of the Rio Grande Valley, volunteers from both sides of the border have been working to document...

Garden View: Fall Garden Festival and plant sale

BY BARBARA STORZThe Hidalgo County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are holding a Fall Garden Festival and Plant Sale with free...

Garden View: Create a rain garden

BY BARBARA STORZRain gardens offer a way to reduce rainwater runoff, which contributes to flooding. These gardens filter the runoff and lessen the amount...

The basics of mulching

When the right mulch is chosen, it can reduce the amount of time homeowners spend watering and weeding their gardens and insulate plants from dramatic changes in weather.

Big and little yellow butterflies fill the sky

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSunshine, warm days and butterflies. What more could one ask of a perfect late fall day in the Rio Grande Valley?The ever-faithful...

Garden View: Artemisia — A silver jewel in the garden

BY BARBARA STORZLooking for silver foliage plants to fill in or to highlight the showy blooming plants in the garden? Artemisia Powis Castle is...

Garden View: Growing Good Kids award winners

BY BARBARA STORZEvery year, the American Horticulture Society and the International Jr. Master Gardener Program, which is at Texas A&M University, join together to...

Succulents are popular, for good reason

BY ANITA WESTERVELTSucculents are fun, nearly care free and reproduce relatively easily on their own. They can make excellent ground covers and are just...

Garden View: Gifts from the farmer, rancher and baker

Is there a gardener, birder or butterfly lover on your holiday list? Head to the farmer's market for their gift.

Taking part in the Valley tradition of bird watching

MISSION — For my first outdoor adventure, I went bird watching at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.I am taking part in the RGV Family...