2009 Magazine Issues

2009 Issues of Texas Gardener Magazine


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Gabriel Valley Farms

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Lunar Gardening

Opening Lines: Close and Easy
Letters: Mushroom Compost, Neat Containers
Activity Checklist: January/February
Between Neighbors: My Greenfolks
In Greg’s Garden: Ruth Grant Mena (1914-2008)
Texas Tough: Texas Mountain Laurel
Problem-Solution: Birds, Stickers, Crapemyrtles
Good Apples for Texas
Purple Beans, Up and Easy
Spring Planting Guide
Mexican Herbs
Plucky Plectranthus
Much more!…


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Not Just Another Pretty Flower

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South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Opening Lines: Does Your Garden Need a Bailout?
Letters: Apple, Dillo Dirt, Mystery Lilly
Activity Checklist: March/April
Between Neighbors: Flows a Garden
In Greg’s Garden: Plants That Make Scents
Texas Tough: Crossvine
Problem-Solution: Spinach, Berries, Seed
One Man’s Quest to Make a Difference
Hardy Exotic Fruit
Pushing Cordyline
Much more!…


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Summer Soil-Building Tips

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Beyond a Sprig on the Plate: A Gardener’s Guide to Cooking with Herbs

Opening Lines: The Giving Gardener
Letters: Pepper, Stock Panel, Ornamental Fence
Activity Checklist: May/June
Between Neighbors: Reinventing a Front Yard
In Greg’s Garden: Sweet Potato Pie and Hush My Mouth
Texas Tough: Pink Skullcap
Problem-Solution: Butterflies, Saline Soil, Tomatoes
Lucinda Huston’s Enchanted Garden
Surviving Ike
Cool Coleus Gets Hot
Citrus for Texas Gardeners
Much more!…


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Going Bananas Along the Gulf Coast

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Drip Irrigation: A Smarter Way to Water

Opening Lines: Got Those Sun-Struck Summer Blues
Letters: Lost Recipes, Enthusiastic Novice
Activity Checklist: July/August
Between Neighbors: The Ivy
In Greg’s Garden: The Lure of Nocturnal Flowers
Texas Tough: Cigar Flower
Problem-Solution: Grasshoppers, Grubs, Gardenias
All ‘Choked Up in Texas
Multiplying Onions: Add Zest to Fall Dishes
Coneflower Cornucopia
Fall Planting Guidelines
Much more!…


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The Soul of His Garden

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Tips for Creating a Terrific Texas Perennial Bed

Opening Lines: Chilling Out in the Garden
Letters: Mockers, Artichokes, Guineas
Activity Checklist: September/October
Between Neighbors: of Mockers and Men
In Greg’s Garden: Our Garden Heritage
Texas Tough: Mexican Mint Marigold
Problem-Solution: Seed Storage, Bitter Cukes
Make a Splash with Water Gardening!
Singing the Blues
Cool-Season Culinary Herbs
Much more!…


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Eryngo: Try This Overlooked Beauty

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The Fungus Among Us: The Many Benefits of Mushroom Culture

Opening Lines: Drought Lessons
Letters: Pipevine, Container Gardening
Activity Checklist: November/December
Between Neighbors: The Weird-Stuff Garden
In Greg’s Garden: Seed Saving
Texas Tough: Persimmon
Problem-Solution: Cucumbers, Parrot Lily
Herbs That Make Good Scents
How to Grow Container Fruit
The Case of the Five Texas Mountain Laurels
Much more!…