Gardening 101: Invasive species – CBS Texas

NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) – There are plants in our landscape that shouldn’t be here. Invasive species are non-native plants that grow or reproduce aggressively in our local environment.  They are not kept in check by predators, competitors or disease so their population can dominate a local landscape. Some of these plants were introduced by retailers…

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Gardening 101: Ornamental grass – CBS Texas

Gardening 101: Ornamental Grass Gardening 101: Ornamental Grass 01:55 NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) – My ideal landscape has lots of shades of green, lots of shapes and textures, all teamed with spots of color throughout. This is where ornamental grasses come into play.  First off, they are tough. Once these perennials, almost all of them are, get…

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Gardening 101: Japanese Red Maples

NORTH TEXAS (CBSNESTexas.com) – For a smallish tree to grow in the shade, there are few plants that can match a Japanese Red Maple.  They grow slowly but have stunning forms and beautiful leaves.  For many years, it was not even considered a tree you could grow here. Our hot summers limit the use of these…

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Gardening 101: Finally Fall planting

NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) – When I moved to North Texas from Nashville thirteen years ago, I was amazed to find out that we had three separate growing seasons here.  In the first one, you start to plant your vegetable crops in February – mostly greens and tomatoes. A second crop you start planting in March–May for…

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East Texas couple opens flooring business with mobile flooring showroom | Business

A Tyler couple is adding some extra convenience for those shopping for flooring. John and Kelsey Thompson opened Floor Coverings International of East Texas in January offering to bring the flooring to customers with its mobile flooring showroom. The business offers a unique in-home shopping experience where customers can view samples in their homes alongside…

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