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Roots of faith
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It's been said that to plant a tree is an act of hope. True enough; but there's also a camp that says it's a greater act of hope, even faith, to plant a bulb. When you plant a tree, you add something visible to the landscape that wasn't there before. It may be a spindly invalid, braced and crutched and guy-wired, but it's there. You can see it, touch it and imagine its larger self leafing out each spring in coming years and decades. More



Renew your TNLA membership, update your company info today
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It's that time of year again! Renew your TNLA business membership and make sure your company listing is accurate for the Member Directory and Buyer's Guide. If you need assistance, please contact Marisol Ybarra at 512-579-3866 or marisol@tnlaonline.org. Click here to renew, join, or update your profile. More

2011 grower wage and benefits survey
American Nurseryman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"Doing more with less" seems to be the mantra for all businesses these days, whether we're talking about manufacturing, the service sector or the green industry. "Times are changing," wrote one respondent to American Nurseryman's annual wage and benefits survey. "We are forced to offer less in benefits and salary than we used to." More

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4 key ways Revolutionary 100 retailers increased profit
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About 250 garden retailers of all sizes and styles competed to make the 2012 Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers by filling out an extensive survey that laid bare their financial health, among other management methods. One open-ended question asked what steps retailers took to improve profit. There were four key trends in how Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers increased profit in 2011. More

Drought eases in Central Texas, now considered 'moderate'
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the first time in nearly a year, parts of Central Texas are now considered to be in "moderate drought," improved from the highest level of "exceptional drought" of just a few months ago. The easing of drought conditions comes after several soaking rains. But a wide swath of the Hill Country has seen less rain and is still among the state's most parched areas. More



Texas Supreme Court rules for landowners in water case
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In a case with potentially vast implications for groundwater rules in Texas, the Texas Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of two farmers in the San Antonio area who challenged the local aquifer authority's sharp restrictions on their use of a water well on their land. The much-anticipated ruling is "going to make life much more complicated for groundwater districts," said attorney Gregory Ellis. More

New petunias at 2012 California Spring Trials
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As with most years at the California Spring Trials, there are a number of new petunias growers can explore. Ball Seed's Pretty petunias, developed for less plant growth regular use, are among this year's introductions. Suitable for cold-growing regimes, Pretty petunias are worth a look because of their better branching habit, which improves airflow and minimizes the chance for disease. More

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This year, plan to adapt gardens to the drought paradigm
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Every year, Midland's Sibley Nature Center, Ellen Noel Art Museum and the Permian Basin Master Gardeners hold plant sales. Neither Sibley nor the Master Gardeners are doing so this year, because it is expected few people will be interested in installing plants when city water is limited to only a few hours one day a week. Wholesale nursery sales people report local nurseries have told them they will be carrying fewer plants this year, too. More

Time for landscapes to rebound
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Any way you slice it, last year wasn't pretty for our landscapes and gardens. While we never really know what lies ahead with this crazy Texas weather, the odds are huge that this year will be better than last, so it's OK to venture back into the garden. Let's outline the critical steps in restoring the plants in your life. More



Mild winter heats up garden work
San Angelo Standard-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This winter is continuing its mild trend. Remember that even mesquite trees have been fooled in the past. San Angelo's last average spring freeze date is March 28, but we have seen freezes as late as April 30. Peach trees are blooming, ash trees are budded out and Bermuda lawns are growing new shoots. Some gardening tasks may need to be moved up. More

Consider fruit trees this spring
Corpus Christ Caller-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nothing can compare to the taste of fresh fruit, and with Corpus Christi's local climate, residents can actually walk out back and pick fresh fruit for your breakfast or a midday snack. Although Corpus Christi doesn't have enough cool weather to support many of the temperate fruit tree varieties of apples, pears and peaches, residents do have the advantage of growing many tropical fruits, especially citrus. More
 


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