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Month: April 2016

Amaryllis: The Herald Trumpets of the Spring Garden

By Bob Dailey Resembling trumpets heralding the arrival of a king, amaryllis blooms are some of the most striking flowers in Montgomery County gardens. Sold mostly as indoor plants, they fare well in outdoors in southeast Texas, ¬†jazzing up the spring garden, just after irises and before daylilies and crinums (which are also members of…

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It’s a jungle down there!

Beneath the cover of your now greening lawn, there exists a teeming jungle of rapacious creatures, eating (usually each other), multiplying and doing all the things that creatures in a jungle do. Decillions and more single-celled bacteria take in carbon dioxide and convert it to life-giving oxygen to billions of other microscopic organisms. These organisms…

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