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Pentas Provide All-Summer Color -- And Butterflies Love Them

Texas A&M Agrilife

Cynthia Beacom, Hunt County Master Gardener, recommends the "Texas Superstar" pentas, a flowering plant that provides continuous color and is a favorite of butterflies.  Texas Superstars are designated by Texas A&M Agrilife as plants that are especially well-suited to the Texas climate.  Cynthia also discusses the rose rosette disease, which has been very destructive of rose bushes in nearby Dallas, Denton and Collin counties, but so far has not been reported very many times in Hunt County.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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