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Ellis County Master Gardeners: Monthly Tips

Tips for MAY Planting »Plant heat-loving annuals including copper plant, firebush, gomphrena, lantana, pentas, purple fountaingrass and ornamental sweet potato in sunny areas. » In shady spots, plant caladiums, begonias, coleus, impatiens (mildew-resistant types). » Seeds of celosia, cosmos, marigold, morning glory, portulaca and zinnia can be sown directly in the beds. Keep seeded area moist until…

Celebrating Mom

Moming is hard, yall! right? I have such a love and passion for parents doing this selfless job of raising little humans. With this in mind, I wanted to find a way to give back to the community by loving on a mom that desperately needed a makeover! “We put out the call on social…

Round Top, Done Right

As an interior designer, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do you stay looking so young?” Oh, wait, that is not right. It is actually, “Where are your favorite places to shop?” While I love frequenting local merchants like Dove’s Nest and Velvet Angel in our adorable downtown Waxahachie, I venture out, twice a year, to…

Be Plant Wise, Grow Smarter

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xeriscaping

Xeriscaping 101

Be Water Wise with Xeriscaping With population of Texas growing and new houses being built, a question that has been asked how can we conserve water and still have a beautiful yard? Water in some states has been limited to drinking water. As a result, major conservation practices have been enacted that limit water for…

Making the Most of Your Kitchen

Making the Most of Your Kitchen

My husband and I have always loved houses. So when we stumbled upon a dowdy kitchen that needed some love, we grabbed our hammers and jumped in. These before and afters will show you what a difference great design will make! Built in Hutch The dated paint and drab lighting was downplaying the charm of…