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Ellis County Master Gardeners are ready for the sun!

Tips for JULY Planting » Plant tomatoes and peppers from 4-inch pots. Visit http://aggie-horticulture. tamu.edu/vegetable for recommended varieties. » Early July is the time to plant small and medium pumpkins for a Halloween harvest. » Plant heat-tolerant annuals that have been acclimated to hot, sunny conditions. This includes moss rose, purslane, trailing lantana, purple fountain grass, firebush and copper plants.…

2018 Color Trends

Color trends are a fascinating thing to watch. Over the last forty years I have seen just about every color trend come full circle and return like it was brand new. Yes, the names change, but the colors are the same. Sage and avocado are extremely close in color, but a person who had avocado…

Wagyu Meatbal Recipe

Recipe File: Waygu Meatballs

It’s a whole new meatball… Wagyu meatballs are not your traditional meatball! It’s a special breed of beef that is flavorful and can be enjoyed by itself or on a hoagie roll for a classic meatball sub. The Wagyu beef I use is sourced locally from Rosewood Ranches located 13 miles outside of Ennis. The…

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Ellis County Master Gardeners are ready for the sun!

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…

A Home Transformed - Interior design

A post-college home transformed by MTK Design Group

A post-college home transformed by MTK Design Group After spending some time getting to know the family and how they function, and also reviewing various interior styles, Megan Kranz, owner and lead designer of MTK Design Group landed on a modern rustic direction that incorporated touches of nature – the perfect compliment to the peaceful…

Decide, Declutter, Design - interior design

Decide, Declutter & Design

Is Your Home Stressing You Out? 3 Quick Tips to Restore Sanity 1. Decide First of all, the first step in diagnosing our pressure point is addressing the indecision. Do you have a junk room or bedroom that has become a catch-all space? We need to decide what the space is going to be! By…

Whiskey Drink Recipe

Recipes: Spring Libations & Celebrations

National Holidays and Cocktail Recipes for Celebrating Our obsession with celebrating momentous occasions such as “National Frozen Food Day” (March 23rd in case you need to add it to your calendar), have given hope to those always looking for a new way to celebrate their favorite libations. Here are three upcoming national holidays and cocktail…