Better Gardening through Science

Author: RMorrow

Photo of soil tilled into rows. Photo: Public Domain

Gardening Outside the Lines

When we think of vegetable gardens, most of us think of straight, tilled rows stretching across the garden. But there are a lot of variations that have worked well for

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Diagram of keyhole garden. Photo: Public Domain.

Keyhole Gardening

Keyhole Gardening A discussion of the history of  keyhole gardens, what one is, how it is made, and what its benefits are. Examples of  keyhole gardens are shown.  

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New Intern Class. At table from left: Carolyn Hunt, Kim Eagar, Dana Hunt, Ginger Davis, Linda Henderson, Sharon Evans Scott, and Janet Crow. In background: Master Gardeners Beverly Curtis and Billie Henderson. Photo: KCMGA.

Welcome, New Interns

On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, seven Kaufman County residents took their first step to becoming Master Gardeners. They started our training program, during which they will learn botany, plant pathology,

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Master Gardeners Linda Wells, at left, and Beverly Curtis, far right. Photo: KCMGA.

Superstars Shine at Heartland

Superstars Shine at Heartland Master Gardeners Linda Wells and Beverly Curtis shared their knowledge of Texas Superstar Plants with Heartland residents on Saturday, October 1.  Wells and Curtis, who have

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2023 Master Gardener Training

Who Are Master Gardeners? What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. Inexchange for their training, individuals who become Master Gardeners volunteer

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Master Gardener Robert Castro shows a repotted agave. Photo: KCMGA.

Taking on a Thorny Subject at Heartland

Taking on a Thorny Subject at Heartland On September 3, 2022, Master Gardener Robert Castro kicked-off the fall gardening series at Heartland Community with his presentation, “Confessions of an Agaveholic.”

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Topiary couple.


Topiary The history of topiary, a bit about how it’s done, and a lot of excellent examples of the art. 

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Native bee.

Plants for Pollinators

Plants for Pollinators After a brief overview of the types of pollinators and what they need to thrive, characteristics of plants that appeal to a wide variety of pollinators will

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