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Native Plant of the Month – September

September 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Indian Mallow – Abutilon species, Abutilon fruticosum  Family: Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Plants in the Abutilon genus are collectively called Indian Mallows and occur across Texas in a variety… Read More

Crop of the Month – September

September 2018 – Crop of the Month Cabbage – Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea Family: Brassicaceae (the Brassica family) Written by: Kirby Fry   September is one of Central Texas’ main planting windows.  As soon as summer temperatures drop… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – August

August 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Maximilian Sunflower – Helianthus maximiliani  Family: Asteraceae/Aster Maximilian Sunflower is a very hardy perennial herb, and a staple flowering plant of the prairie that… Read More

Crop of the Month – August

August 2018 – Crop of the Month Green Bean – Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris Family:  Fabaceae (the Legume family) Even though it is hot and dry this time of the year, gardeners are gearing up for their fall… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – July

July 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Wax Mallow/Turk’s Cap – Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family) Wax Mallow is a hardy and productive native perennial mallow that has… Read More

Crop of the Month – July

July 2018 – Crop of the Month Okra – Scientific Name: Abelmoschus esculentus Family:  Malvaceae (the Mallow family) If you are still putting annual vegetable seeds into the ground at this time of the year, early summer (June… Read More

Crop of the Month – June

June 2018 – Crop of the Month Watermelon – Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus Family:  Cucurbitaceae Watermelon is the crop of the month because many watermelon gardens that were planted after the last danger of frost, sometime between March 7… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – June

June 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Ironweed species – Vernonia baldwinii and Vernonia lindheimeri are the two species most commonly found in central Texas. Family: Asteraceae – Aster Family Ironweeds begin to bloom profusely in… Read More

Native Plant of the Month – May

May 2018 – Native Plant of the Month Written by Guest Contributor: Elenore Goode   Monarda species – Lemon/Horsemint, Beebalm, Wild Bergamot Scientific names: Monarda lindheimeriani, Monarda fistulosa, Monarda citriodora, Monarda punctata. Family: Lamiaceae, Mint family Species of… Read More

Crop of the Month – May

May 2018 – Crop of the Month Sweet Potato – Scientific Name: Ipomoea Batatas Family:  Convolvulaceae, commonly known as the bindweed or morning glory family Sweet potato is the crop of the month because May is when sweet… Read More