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Master Gardener: Adventures in Botany; The plant explorers

Feb 09, 2016 9:59am

What reasons drove men (and a few women) to the literal ends of the earth in search of botanical specimens? What drives the contemporary plantsman today?

Botanists or those interested in...

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Master Gardener: Amaryllis

Jan 05, 2016 7:20am

What can you do to bring the color and cheer of the outdoors inside for the winter? Try forcing bulbs. Bulbs, sold individually or in packages, have been on the shelves for sometime now in...

Resolutions can be kept, if reasonable

Dec 30, 2015 6:38am

New Year’s resolutions: Three words capable of bringing joy, doubt, anxiety and inspiration to anyone.

For decades, people have greeted the end of one year by making resolutions to improve...

Master Gardener: What foot print will you leave?

Dec 30, 2015 5:27am

I’m thinking what this article should be about as I dodge all the water puddles in the yard from the recent rains. Of course, let’s talk about water, or more specifically, the impact you...

Master Gardener: Leaving a horticultural legacy

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

Pecan crop was off this year, owing to our wet spring. Dad warned me I had disease issues in the orchard because of it. Some plants thrive on stress. Some of the best pecan crops produced when we...

Holiday generosity pays off at tax time

Dec 23, 2015 3:06am

From colleges and churches to food banks and foundations, the holiday season is a time for charitable giving. And, although doing good is its own reward, those donations can come in handy around...

Cedar Grove Church staging Christmas play

Dec 16, 2015 3:06am

Cedar Grove Community Church at 5172 Shaver Road near Paris will be presenting an original Christmas play, Grace is Enough, by Carol Johnson on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 7 p.m.


Watch out for tricks during the holidays

Updated: Dec 16, 2015 11:31am

Sleigh bells aren’t the only thing ringing this time of year. Cash registers are, too – and that’s music to the ears of cybercriminals and other perpetrators of consumer fraud, said Laura Hendrix...

Consumer Alert: Car financing tips for service members

Dec 16, 2015 3:05am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that military service members often become targets of scammers when purchasing or financing a vehicle, including paying money to a scammer posing...

Master Gardener: Garden diary notes

Dec 15, 2015 8:18am

Tallgrass Prairie. I lived in Kansas for awhile, in the Flint Hills. Accustomed to the treescape of the jArkansas River Valley, I thought that the treeless vista would be mundane, boring. It was...

Master Gardener: The random forest

Dec 09, 2015 3:06am

We live in an increasingly noisy world. A world made increasingly noisy by man-made things. SUV’s, four-wheelers, planes, trains, tractors, plant machinery - the list goes on. What effect does...

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