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Yard of the Month

Terraced front yard of Keese residence includes broad variety of native plants. Photo by Paul Keese

Yard of the Month

Texas native dwarf palmetto palms survived San Marcos’ February freeze. Photo by Paul Keese

Yard of the Month

Butterfly garden pathway allows easy access. Photo by Paul Keese

Yard of the Month

Maiden grass cascades over rock wall of terraced front yard. Photo by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Mealy blue sage attracts butterflies in Keese front yard. Photo by Sharon Lockett.

Yard of the Month

A lifetime of gardening and numerous awards have not dimmed Linda Keese’s passion for plants and curiosity about their environment. In Hays County, Linda helped set up the Master Gardener program in 1991 and in 1998, organize a Master Naturalist chapter. Both interests inspired her to earn a Level 4 certificate (landscaping with native plants) from the Native Plant Society of Texas and underlined her dual interests of life-long learning and mentoring anyone interested in growing a habitat for wildlife.

Leading lady headlines Year of the Monarda

The Garden Guy is using Leading Lady Plum with Sunshine gold-leafed caryopteris and Rockin Golden Delicious salvia.

Leading lady headlines Year of the Monarda

Here Leading Lady Orchid is showing out in partnership with Evergold Carex grass.

Leading lady headlines Year of the Monarda

This close-up a Leading Lady Lilac blossom looks like nature’s version of a firework. Photos by Norman Winter

Leading lady headlines Year of the Monarda

Stop the presses, throw all of your preconceived notions about the monarda or bee balm out the door. I swear, I have had marigolds taller than these new monardas. I have more flowers now on my monardas than I normally get from an entire season’s bloom. I am talking about the Leading Lady series.

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Living Light

Sigler at work in her California Studio.

Living Light

Leslie Lewis Sigler paints connections. Through her highly-detailed oil paintings of silver antiques, Sigler traces an object’s history as well its connection to the present day, each so painstakingly rendered, it appears to be high-quality photographs of careworn heirlooms.

Let the color yellow bring happiness, excitement to your garden

Superbells Lemon Slice is Dr. Alan Armitage’s absolute favorite calibrachoa according to his Mobile App. Here it is partnered with Supertunia Royal Velvet petunias and Superbena verbenas. PHOTO BY NORMAN WINTER

Let the color yellow bring happiness, excitement to your garden

If there were a color that represents happiness in the garden it would have to be yellow. One of the three primary colors, it has the power to evoke hope and excitement. When the forsythia breaks forth in the early spring, it not only catches your eye but also invigorates your step. Winter is over and a new season has been born.

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Voice of Democracy winners

Pictured are Commander Brown, Torres, Hargraves, and Salmon. Submitted photo

Voice of Democracy winners

Maurice T. Suttles VFW Post 3413 Commander Stephanie Brown named Elizabeth D. Salmon as first place winner of the 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy with the theme “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Salmon advanced to District level. Second and Third place winner were Emma E. Hargraves and Arianna V. Torres

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