The Somervell County Master Gardeners will be having a plant sale on Saturday, April 21st. Hours will be from 9am until we run out of plants. Be sure to stop by and check out the varieties of plants. There will be something for everyone…perennials, annuals, succulents, baskets, herbs and vegetables! We will be located in the parking lot of the Glen Rose United Methodist Church Family Center on Barnard Street. See you there!
By Elaine Wilshusen, Somervell County Master Gardener Turf grass is the largest single “crop” in the United States. According to a 2005 report, it covered approximately 63,000 square miles, about the size of Texas. That’s a lot of grass! While it is most certain that turf grass requires water to maintain, and that water is a precious commodity, most Americans find it desirable to have a portion of their outdoor area covered with turf. Below, you will find some good reasons for including some turf in your yard,… Read More →
By Sharon Driskill, Somervell County Master Gardener One of the most popular roses in North America is the Knock Out rose. The Knock Out rose bush was created by Bill Radler. It is one of the most popular roses in North America. They are easy to grow and do not require much care. They are also very disease resistant. Their bloom cycle is about every five to six weeks. These roses are known as “self-cleaning” roses, so there is no real need to deadhead them. They are heat… Read More →
Hello, fellow gardeners and butterfly lovers! Don’t forget… Somervell County Master Gardeners will hold a Community Garden Series presentation (formerly named CHES) on Monday, April 9th starting at 6:30pm at The Citizens Center at 209 SW Barnard St in Glen Rose. Deborah Rollins from Lake Granbury Master Gardeners will discuss how to attract and benefit the beautiful Monarch butterflies during their long migratory voyage. It will be an interesting presentation. Hope to see you there!
The Somervell County Master Gardeners will be having a plant sale Saturday, April 21st. Hours will be from 9am until we have sold out. Be sure to stop by and choose from a selection of your favorite perennials as well as some vegetable plants. We will be located in the parking lot of the Glen Rose United Methodist Church Family Center on Barnard Street. See you there! ￼
THE ARTICHOKE By Shirley D. Smith Somervell County Master Gardener A few years back, I discovered a fascinating plant growing in one of my friends garden – a beautiful but unusual plant. It had spines on its leaves and boasted a neon purple but fuzzy good-sized flower. It turned out to be a globe artichoke! I decided then and there I had to have one. I have been growing this plant ever since. The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunuculus var. scolymus) is a member of the thistle family and… Read More →
By Mary Ann Steele, Somervell County Master Gardener String beans, snap beans, bush beans or green beans, Phaseolus vulgaris. No matter what they are called, beans deserve a place in every garden. They are a summertime treat and their fresh-from-the-garden flavor is hard to beat. Given the right growing conditions, green beans are an excellent warm season crop, as long as one as one remembers they like warm but not blazing Texas heat. Soil temperature in spring is very important to success. Plant too early and the seeds… Read More →