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Q.When is Hispanic Heritage Month? Is it September or October? I’m confused!

A. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena
Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

Truffula Pink gomphrena, zinnias and Silver Fox mangave made this rock walled bed a summer sensation.

Photos by Norman Winter

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

This Common Buckeye butterfly is ever so picturesque feeding on Truffula Pink gomphrena.

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

Truffula Pink gomphrena combines with Meant to Bee Royal Raspberry and Meant to Bee Queen Nectarine agastache, Rockin’ Playin’ the Blues salvia, Color Coded Orange You Awesome coneflower, Sunstar Red pentas and Pyromania Blaze kniphofia or torch lily in this pollinator corner.

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

Truffula Pink gomphrena and Augusta Lavender heliotrope perform as award winners at Mississippi State University’s Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Crystal Springs, Miss. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State University

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

This American Lady finds Truffula Pink gomphrena to be just menu perfect. Photo by Norman Winter

Awards pile up for Truffula Pink Gomphrena

Flame Proof, Perfect Score All Season, Leader of the Packand Top Performer are just a few of the award designations for Truffula Pink Gomphrena. It has now taken in 50 such trophies. If your state has a flower trial competition, my guess is Truffula Pink has been a winner. I also believe that as the pandemic evaporates and we achieve a modicum of normality, the number of trophies will continue to mount. If you don’t know, Truffula Pink, it is a globe amaranth. It is almost always grown as an annual that reaches about 24 inches tall and almost as wide. You can’t give it too much sun. It is possible it might be perennial in zones 9 and warmer. I live in 8a and had a patch that was perennial for me for a couple of years. I’ll explain its demise.

PUMPKIN SEASON

The perfect place to find your Halloween pumpkin. Photos courtesy of Juice Consulting

PUMPKIN SEASON

Guests will find gourds galore at the Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival.

PUMPKIN SEASON

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival will feature kid-friendly games.
Photo submitted by Juice Media

PUMPKIN SEASON

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival open now, set to run through Oct. 31

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