Tag Archives: gardening

Lake Jackson Library Garden Lecture Series

Start from the ground up and learn veggie garden design basics and ‘how-to’ dig in steps for garden success.    

Keep Pearland Beautiful Lecture Series: Monarch Butterflies

Timely information about Gardening for Monarchs. Read More →

Keep Pearland Beautiful Lecture Series: Deep Freeze of 2018

Join Brazoria County Master Gardener Gil Livanec for a presentation of hardy plants that survived the hard freezes this past January. Gil will promote these “come back kids” that can be great performers in your landscape.
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Keep Pearland Beautiful Garden Lecture Series: Fairy Gardens

Engage your children by adding beauty and whimsy to your garden. Read More →

Keep Pearland Beautiful Garden Lecture Series: Simple Fearless Rose Gardening

Tips and care for gardening with roses in Brazoria County. Read More →

Sage Advice: Salvias for Brazoria County

Now that the fall season is in full swing, we’re both focusing on end-of-year vegetable/ornamental gardening or (literally) putting our gardens to bed and planning for the next spring season. I would like to offer focus to one of my favorite plant groups to help stock our planning diaries: salvias. No, not the familiar drought tolerant and tall Cenizo, or “Texas Sage” bushes (botanical name Leucophyllum) that proffer lavender-colored blossoms after a rain, but the low-slung and often tender-branched perennial plants that offer a variety of leaf texture… Read More →

Landscaping After the Flood

Individually and as a community we are coming to terms with rebuilding our homes and landscapes after the storm damage, and I am beginning to receive questions from concerned citizens about the effects of flooding on their home landscape. There are some signs of plant decline I’ll review, and patience is key as we continue to recover. There are many factors that can affect a plants’ long and short-term health. The primary limiting factor is inadequate oxygen exchange in saturated soils. The roots of all plants need access… Read More →