Native Texans

Native Texans

You wouldn’t think being from Texas would prepare you for cold; but it does—sort of.  If you’ve been here long enough you’ve probably witnessed everything from very dry to very wet to very hot to very cold.   I’m only 58, but I’m been through both droughts and floods...
Pyron’s Spring Garden Tour

Pyron’s Spring Garden Tour

The Smith County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a private landscape tour Wednesday March 24, 2021 from 9:00- 12:00 PM in the beautiful Pyron garden located in the Azalea District, 212 W. Dobbs St. Tyler, Texas. The personally guided tour will...
Freeze Recovery for 2021 Winter Storm Uri

Freeze Recovery for 2021 Winter Storm Uri

The Upper Gulf Coast experiences occasional hard freezes each winter.  Every few years, we have a freeze that can last a few days to a week.  But Winter Storm Uri was a 100-year event.  This was crushing cold that exceeded any normal expectation.  We can expect more...
Sneaux Show

Sneaux Show

As a working adult, living in an old family farmhouse, a member of a rural electric coop, and as an hour-and-a-half commuter each morning, snow is a royal pain in the aster. But as a photographer and an eternal child; snow is pure magic. As a kid, I always dreamed of...
Blackberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow

Blackberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow

Blackberries are the easiest fruit to grow. They grow wild on fence lines and along railroad tracks. For home gardeners, they’re so easy, you can even grow them in a pot! Not only that, but they also taste delicious too. With some sunlight, food, and water your...
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...