GARDEN VIEW: Hypertufa planter workshop

BY BARBARA STORZThe Master Gardeners are offering a Hypertufa Planter Workshop Saturday, June 17 at the South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden in north...

The many forms of baby birds

BY JON BRUSHWhen we think of baby birds, a variety of images may come to mind. Probably the most common image is of two...

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...

GARDEN VIEW: Drink up from flor de jamaica

BY BARBARA STORZHibiscus sabdariffa, also known as Roselle or Flor de Jamaica, is a many-branched shrub that grows well in South Texas. Although native...

GARDEN VIEW: Summer squash — delicious and healthy

BY BARBARA STORZSummer squash are highly nutritious, tasty and very low in calories. Squash are native to the Americas and come in a wide...

GARDEN VIEW: Ground Covers for South Texas

BY BARBARA STORZGround covers are usually plants — less than 18 inches in height — that are vigorous in growth and are planted as...

GARDEN VIEW: Guava – Easy to grow

BY BARBARA STORZGuava, Psidium guajava, is a small subtropical fruit tree native to southern Mexico and Central America. This frost sensitive tree grows well...

GARDEN VIEW: Vegetable gardening class coming soon

BY BARBARA STORZWant to learn how to grow vegetables for your family or to sell at a farmer’s market? I often hear folks say,...