Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Bald Eagle in Coastal Texas

The bald eagle, our national emblem, is one of the most charismatic birds in Texas. It’s a species that people will stop to watch;...
solar lease solar panels

Negotiating a Solar Lease on Your Land

Q: I’ve been contacted by a company wanting to enact a solar lease on my land. What issues do I need to be aware of? A: As...
crape myrtle small tree

Use Small Trees to Balance the Landscape

When designing your landscape, it’s important to balance large elements, such as shade trees and lawns, with small trees, shrubs and perennials. In addition...

Preventing Saddle Theft

When cattle prices are high, a rise in cattle theft and other agricultural-related crime such as saddle theft accompany the good market. In 2014,...
Gardening for winter color in Round Top

Gardening for Winter Color

Gardening for Winter Color There are a number of easy to grow, showy flowers to consider when you are gardening for winter color in South...
Roses are favorite landscape plants.

Xeriscape Roses

Roses are a favorite landscape plant. Most modern roses are hybrid tea roses offering a huge selection of varieties in every imaginable color. Hybrid...
Round Top landowners can protect against trespass using purple paint.

Protecting Against Trespass

Thanks to the unusually high rainfall that much of Texas received earlier this year, it’s a good bet your stock tank is full of...
BVD Bovine Viral Diarrhea

Bovine Viral Diarrhea: Be BVD Aware

Bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) is a viral disease of cattle and other ruminants that, if it infects your herd, can have dire consequences for your...
Turk's cap native plant adapted to Round Top TX

Round Top’s Native Texas Plants

by Calvin R. Finch, PhD Horticulturist and Director Texas A&M Water Conservation and Technology Center The Round Top area has a large palette of native Texas plants...
Round Top Wildflowers

Round Top Wildflowers

Texas’ Spectacular Spring Wildflowers Editor's note: Always on the lookout for Round Top wildflowers, we have seen bluebonnets between Chappell Hill and Brenham...how about you? If...