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April 20 Seminar at the Poor Farm

April 20 Seminar at the Poor Farm We will be holding our spring seminar on April 20 in conjunction with the Kaufman Homestead Day at the Poor Farm.  We need […]

Poor Farm Work Days — April 12, 13

Poor Farm Work Days — April 12, 13 Our goal is to paint the storage shed, organize inside it, and clean up around the shed and the garden.  We’ll start […]

Texas Spider Lily

Texas Spider Lily. Photo: Pixabay.com.

Texas Spider Lily Hymenocallis liriosme The Texas spider lily is a Texas native. It doesn’t look like a typical lily with thin arms radiating from a central core. They like […]

Oxblood Lily

Oxblood lilies. Photo: TXMG.org

Oxblood Lily Rhodophiala bifida The bright red Oxblood or Schoolhouse lily is popularthroughout the area. It’s drought tolerant and grows in partial shade. Just make sure you let the foliage […]

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum 'Country Girl' Photo: https://www.hortmag.com/plants-we-love-2/the-come-back-mum-chrysanthemum-clara-curtis

Chrysanthemum ‘Country Girl’ Chrysanthemum x rubellum Chrysanthemum ‘Country Girl,’ which is also called ‘Clara Curtis,’ is an all-time favorite. They are not your traditional Chrysanthemum. They have pale pink daisy-like […]

Mexican Sunflower

Mexican Sunflower Photo: Missouri Botanical Garden.

Mexican Sunflower Tithonia rotundifolia Tithonia rotundifolia is one of two varieties of Mexican Sunflower found in our area. It has showy orange flowers with bright yellow central discs and attractspollinators. […]

Texas Star Hibiscus

Texas Star Hibiscus. Photo: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

Texas Star Hibiscus Hibiscus coccineus The Texas Star Hibiscus is perfect for that soggy spot that doesn’t drain well. They are 7-to-8 feet tall with red or white blooms. They […]

A Double-Header at the Terrell Library

Master Gardener Amy Barber spoke with the adults about how to make gardening with kids fun. Photo: KCMGA

A Double-Header at the Terrell Library Kaufman County Master Gardeners presented two different, but related, programs for adults and children. “Gardening with Kids” is fun…if you know how to make […]

Lavender Time at the Library in Terrell

Lavender sachet bags tied with ribbon in a bowl of dried lavender. Photo: Public Domain

Lavender Time at the Library in Terrell On December 11, Kaufman County Master Gardener Karel Holloway brought her program “Make and Take Lavendar Sachets” to the Riter C. Hulsey Public […]

Things Were Buzzing at the Library in Terrell

Master Gardener Robert Yowell talks about beekeeping. The program was open to adults and children. Photo: KVMGa

Things Were Buzzing at the Library in Terrell On December 8, Kaufman County Master Gardener and beekeeper Robet Yowell was at the Riter C. Hulsey Public Library in Terrell to […]

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