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Time for pruning wax myrtle in Texas
January 31, 2015
We live in Houston. Can we prune back our southern wax myrtle now?
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Small evergreen shrubs for part shade in Texas
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Mr. Smarty Pants, I'm, for some reason, at odds with myself about a shrub decision. I have need about 8 ft of hedge-like evergreen shrub(s) that I can maintain around 4ft to go under a window. It...
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Best date for spring bluebonnet blooms for 2015
January 31, 2015
What is the estimated date range for the best bluebonnet viewing in the Hill Country this year (2015). I have guests from the north planning a visit and we'd like to pick a weekend with great possibi...
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Is Magnolia virginiana (Sweetbay) a major nectar source for honeybees?
January 31, 2015
Is the Sweetbay Magnolia a major nectar source for honeybees?
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