Young Love

Young Love

Greg Grant, Arbor Gate Blog    I    January, 2021 I have at least two mandatory Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service result demonstration reports due at work the last day of each year. While working on a Lycoris trial report, I thought back to my days as a kid and...
HRS presents: Creating Masterful Rose Beds

HRS presents: Creating Masterful Rose Beds

Experts around the country agree that plants (including roses) perform best in planting beds where the right and best bed preparation measures have been implemented and maintained.  Doing it right is neither complicated, nor expensive but does involve a few things...
Secret by Design

Secret by Design

        Long before I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, I was drawn to a little paperback in fourth grade because it was about a great scientist (George Washington Carver) who had a secret garden in the woods as a kid.  I had a secret garden too and...
Photos with Santa!

Photos with Santa!

Santa is coming to The Arbor Gate! Drop by for a complimentary photo on the following days: Sunday, November 29th from 11 AM until 3 PM Wednesday, December 2nd from 1 PM until 4 PM
If Two is Good, Tree is Better

If Two is Good, Tree is Better

You’ve heard it before and it’s correct. Fall truly is for planting, including seeds, bulbs, and of course trees. I’m a tree planting fool and take every opportunity to do so. So far this fall I’ve planted a ‘Peggy Clarke’ Japanese apricot, a ‘Florida Flame’ red...
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

I’ve had a lot of nicknames over the years—Chicken Bill, Tomato Bill and of late, Jujube Bill. These nicknames usually come with some regrets. The chickens ate everything in the backyard and left a lot of you-know-what. I still love tomatoes but I tend to overplant...