Check out the dunes on your next beach day

In the rush to get over hot sand and into the surf, the plant life of a dune is often overlooked. Fun surprises take shape...

Garden View: The importance of trees

Recently, I asked listeners on my radio show how we could — as individuals — reduce our carbon footprint. Our recent celebration of Earth...

Garden View: Manage weeds early for a better gardening experience

Starting a new garden bed? Before buying plants, before tilling the soil, begin with weed management. Weeds can be any unwanted plant, including Bermuda...

Take a tomato taste test Saturday at the farmers market

It takes a scientist about six years to develop a new variety of tomato. During this time, tomatoes are crossed and grown in multiple seasons....

Garden View: Planting seeds with your child

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Gardening with a child is a great way to plant the seeds of knowledge. When you plant seeds...

Garden View: Options for rainwater harvesting

My plants sure have been enjoying these recent light rain showers, which got me thinking about different ways that we can capture that water. Let’s...

Amardillo — An important if somewhat annoying Texas critter

ANITA WESTERVELT |  SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR The nine-banded armadillo is the only species of armadillo in the United States, although 20 species exist throughout...

Garden View: Creating a serene garden space

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Do you yearn for a place to read, watch wildlife or just relax? A serene garden can serve as...

Garden View: Spring into your garden

ASHLEY GREGORY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR With temperatures in the 40s early this week, it didn’t seem as if the first day of spring...

Garden View: Celebrate National Nutrition Month at the farmers market

BARBARA STORZ | SPECIAL TO MONITOR March is National Nutrition Month and the Growing Growers Farmers Market is celebrating in a special way. In the...