Tropical-Hibiscus Hybrids
Tropical-Hibiscus Hybrids

Winter-hardy hibiscus cultivars are what initially attracted Dariusz Malinowski, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist and breeder, to the world of flowers, but now he’s ready to splash a little tropical color into the market. Malinowski leads the forage and ornamental-plant breeding program focused…

A-Z Gardening Tips
A-Z Gardening Tips

During the pandemic shutdown many people turned to gardening as a productive way to spend time, grow nourishing food and interact with family members. It’s been exciting to see so many new gardeners joining the ranks in 2020, and I hope this trend continues. After…

Are Redbuds the Next Crapemyrtle?
Are Redbuds the Next Crapemyrtle?

A couple of years ago, I was walking with a friend through SFA Gardens. In one stretch, we had a patch of redbud varieties in good show, and he remarked, “Do you think redbuds might be the next crapemyrtle?” I said, “I don’t think so.”…

Summer Squash
Summer Squash

What I am about to write comes with a major disclaimer. Summer squash is one of the easiest and most productive vegetables that can be grown in a garden. The seeds are big, they germinate in less than a week, they grow fast and as…