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Ellis County Master Gardeners Monthly Tips

Fall is here and Ellis County Master Gardener has all the tips for moving into the most bountiful time of year.

Tips for August Planting » Plant these fall vegetables early in the month: beans, cucumbers and squash. Follow up late in the month with transplants of broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Acclimate transplants to full sun before planting. Water immediately after planting. » Plant bluebonnet and other spring wildflowers starting this month. Select a sunny, well-drained…

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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

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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 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…