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Plants for Birds in the Southern Plains

As William Cullina mentions in his article on plants for birds, the sad reality is songbirds are disappearing: “Habitat loss, pesticides, and the accompanying decline of insect populations have contributed to a loss of 25 to 30 percent of…

Growing Hydrangeas in the Southern Plains

With long-lasting blooms and gorgeous foliage, hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are the heart and soul of the summer garden. But growing hydrangeas in the hot, dry Southern Plains can be challenging. Extreme heat and low…

Native to Know: Indian Pink

Calling all hummingbirds! Indian pink (Spigelia marilandica, Zones 5–9), also called pinkroot, blooms all across the Southern Plains in late spring and early summer. Perhaps one of our showiest native perennials, Indian pink produces scores…

Amending Clay Soil in the Southern Plains

While soils vary considerably across the Southern Plains, many gardeners are faced with the challenge of growing plants in heavy clay soil. This may be due to the natural composition of local soil or the removal of the top layer of soil…

Debra’s Bluebonnets

Today we’re off to Texas to visit with Debra Castle.I am a Master Gardener in the South Plains of Lubbock, Texas, home of Buddy Holly and Mac Davis, which is halfway between Midland and Amarillo, kind of in the Texas Panhandle. I garden in…