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Cynthia Beacom

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Cynthia Beacom, Hunt County Master Gardener, says fall is great time to plant perennial flowering plants, such as phlox and lantanta, and also to plant bulbs, such as daffodils.  Planting in the fall will allow perennials to establish their roots during the winter months, and bulbs will sprout and blossom in the spring.  Cynthia enjoys spider lillies, which are planted from bulbs, but hard to find.  She recommends ordering through "The Bulb Hunter,"

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Nancy Oliver, Hunt County Master Gardener, describes growing Meyer lemon trees on a patio.  In freezing weather, she wheels the trees, which are in pots, into the house.  She produced more than 140 lemons this year.  And Cynthia Beacom, also a Master Gardener, discusses growing satsuma orange trees on her patio.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Cynthia Beacom discusses the challenges of late-summer gardening in Northeast Texas, with tips on mulch, watering and late-season plantings.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Cynthia Beacom, Hunt County Master Gardener, relates the story of Texas Superstars, plants endorsed by Texas A&M Agrilife that are especially well-adapted to the Texas climate.  Cynthia says this Thursday, June 27, the public invited to attend the Superstars Test Trials at the Agrilife facility in Overton, near Tyler, to see plants being tested for Superstar status.

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Hunt County Master Gardener Cynthia Beacom says Asian Jasimine, and several variants, provide excellent ground cover in shady areas.  Also, Thursday (June 13) is the deadline to apply for the Master Gardeners' training program starting Wednesday, September 4.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Hunt County Master Gardener Cynthia Beacom recommends the hardy hibiscus as a reliable perennial plant for Northeast Texas landscaping.  She says the tropical hibiscus will probably not survive the winter in this region.