Due to May rains, we were late taking plants out of my greenhouse for the summer. Much to my surprise, I found that my old friend the variegated pineapple plant had become reproductive. This is even without the treatment I use to get a grocery store pineapple to bloom and make fruit.
If you’re seeing oddly shaped growths on leaves and twigs of some of your shade trees, odds are it’s just insect galls. You might be interested to find out how they happen and what you can do about them.
This virus has ravaged thousands of rose plantings in North Texas in recent years. Are your roses affected? How can you tell? What can you do? We have the details.
I’m getting tons of questions about how best to handle crape myrtles that were hurt to varying degrees by this past winter’s cold. Do you have one in this condition?
By Neil Sperry
For 19 years, Neil has been turning pens from rare and historic woods. 100 percent of the proceeds from the pen sales go to Serenity High in McKinney. Each pen takes Neil upwards of two hours to make, and each one represents a unique piece of functional art. To identify the wood and give each pen its own serial number, Neil signs a “pen pedigree” with each one that he sells.