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Picasso in Purple
Picasso in Purple

Supertunia Picasso in Purple petunia, Superbells Yellow calibrachoa and White Knight Sweet alyssum are reaching peak bloom in this container made of recycled bamboo.

Picasso in Purple

This Eastern Tiger Swallowtail has been making frequent stops at the Supertunia Picasso in Purple flowers. Photos by Norman Winter

Picasso in Purple: One Special Supertunia

Naming a petunia Picasso gives clear indication this plant is something special. That is precisely what I thought, too, the first time I saw Supertunia Picasso in Purple in plant trials. Actually, I felt a little intimidated as I started thinking what would I do with this beautiful flower in containers or in the landscape.

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rik Nam Pla Thai's yellow chicken curry. A serving of tender chicken, yellow curry which uses Turmeric as its main ingredient, with potatoes, yellow onions and bamboo shoots. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter & Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Prik Nam Pla Thai

It’s said Thai cuisine is all about balance. It’s finding that perfect rapport between sweet, sour, spicy and salty.

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers
Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Goldilocks Creeping Jenny hangs down like 24K gold in this planter box with violet colored pansies.

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Lemon Coral sedum gently tumbles over the edge of this mixed container with pansies, tall dianthus and Evergold carex grass. Photos by Norman Winter

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

This cool season container offers a variety of texture and color with pansies, Ogon Japanese sweet flag, Goldilocks Creeping Jenny and Burgundy Glow ajuga. Photo by Norman Winter

Perennials to add dazzle to your cool season containers

Perennials for cool season containers may seem like the proverbial horticultural oxymoron, but that is exactly what I have been planting the last few days in my zone 8a landscape. My favorite pansy pals are Goldilocks lysimachia, Lemon Coral sedum, Ogon Japanese sweet flag and Burgundy Glow ajuga.

VFW Post holds POW/MIA ceremony

Pictured left to right: Commander Stephanie Brown; State Rep. James White; and President Bernie Adams. Photo submitted by VFW Post 3413

VFW Post holds POW/MIA ceremony

On Friday, Sept. 17, Commander Stephanie Brown of Maurice T. Suttles, VFW Post 3413 honored the nation’s Prisoners of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) for all wars and conflicts in an annual ceremony.

Gluten-Free

People who cannot stomach foods that contain gluten can still indulge in their favorite holiday flavors. Photo from Metro Creative

Gluten-Free

The holiday season is a popular time to entertain. Food is often a focal point of holiday season entertaining.

Yard of the Month

Front entrance of Hansen’s historic hillside house features colorful native plants.

Yard of the Month

Bold yellow esperanza and pale blue plumbago blossoms contrast with minimal carpet grass lawn edged with passalong irises. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Backyard artist’s studio (with guardian cat) is a semi-shaded retreat and outdoor workplace.

Yard of the Month

Front lawn plants include yellow esperanza (with drooping seedpods), deep purple blossoms of giant spiderwort, and blue plumbago. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Old-fashioned native plants decorate the front garden of one of San Marcos’ historic houses on Burleson Street, home of local artist Johanna Kohlleppel Hansen, and Spring Lake Garden Club’s Yard of the Month for October. Brilliant yellow blooms of esperanza mingle with deep purple spiderwort and pale blue plumbago blossoms in this hillside yard between Blanco and Moore Street in the Lindsey-Rogers historic district.

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