Victoria County Master Gardener Association
Gardeners' Dirt Articles
THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
2007
edited by Charla Borchers Leon
January 2007
Jan 04 --
Ground Rules and Tools for January -- by Sara and Alton Meyer
Jan 11 --
Edibles Make Flowerbeds More Sensational -- by Gerrie Van Toledo
Jan 18 --
It's Time To Shop For Seeds -- by Lupe Cook
Jan 25 --
Is There A House Behind That Shrub? -- by Charlie Neumeyer
February 2007
Feb 01 --
Ground rules and tools for February 2007 -- by Karen Pye
Feb 08 --
It's Winter;  So Let's Plant Some Trees -- by Lorissa Grymes
Feb 15 --
Cottage Garden Is Perfect For Anyone -- by Jane Stephens
Feb 22 --
Sanburs:  The Best Defense Is Good Offense -- by Glen Chilek
March 2007
Mar 01 --
Ground rules and tools for March 2007 -- by Karen Pye
Mar 08 --
Irises have gone Cajun -- by Paul and Mary Meredith
Mar 15 --
Shrubs for Victoria County -- by Monica Pilat
Mar 22 --
Has the daylily bug bitten you?  Sometimes trial and error is necessary to find what works -- by Doris Martinak
Mar 29 --
Help your vegetable garden thrive -- by Roy Cook
April 2007
Apr 05 --
Ground Rules and Tools-Easy-to-grow petunias offer lots of color-mixing possibilities -- by Carl Van Dolzer
Apr 12 --
Don't Let The Name Food You-Ball moss is not a moss at all and it won't harm trees -- by Barbara Thedin
Apr 19 --
Healthy glads make a happy gardener -- by Jean Wofford
Apr 26 --
Tree Worm Will Wake Up Hungry -- by Jane Stephens
May 2007
May 03 --
Ground Rules and Tools-Growing Summer Squash in Your Own Garden by Cliff Knezek -- by Cliff Knezek
May 10 --
Make Sure Your Trimmer Suits You -- by Don Mader  
May 17 --
Hunt for treasures at the master gardeners' plant sale -- by Lesa Bowers
May 24 --
Patriotic Planting -- by Charla Borchers Leon
May 31 --
Get Educated-Summer Youth Program and teach kids to love gardening -- by Maria Sobczak and Barbara Haley  
June 2007
Jun 07 --
Educational Gardens Expansion - Beautification of Foster Field Officer's Club - Pat Plowman
Jun 14 --
Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants -- Marce Lucke
Jun 21 --
Taking On The Heat - There are plenty of plants that can survive Texas summers - Barbara Henry
Jun 28 --
For The Love Of Plants & Gardening - Go green with 2007 master gardener training - Linda Valdez
July 2007
Jul 05 --
Ground Rules And Tools For July - Texas natives on display at VEG - Paul and Mary Meredith
Jul 12 --
'What's Hot For Your Garden?' - Find out at the Gardening Symposium on Saturday - Liz Andres
Jul 19 --
There's an ornamental grass for every garden - Brice Pavlish
Jul 26 --
Proper Soil Worth The Effort - Lupe Cook
August 2007
Aug 02 --
Ground Rules And Tools For August - Karen Pye
Aug 09 --
Back to the future-Our grandparents had the right idea about saving rain - Glen Chilek
Aug 16 --
Memories etched in stone--Bricks for the Military Honor/Family Friends - Carmen Price
Aug 23 --
Just hang it up--Mixed hanging baskets offer design, color in mid air - Jane Stephens
Aug 30 --
Mum's the word--Chrysanthemums can last all year in the South - Jean Wofford
September 2007
Sep 06 --
Establish Your Turf--Ground Rules And Tools for September -- Charlie Neumeyer
Sep 13 --
Small Bounty--Gardeners with limited space can grow mini veggies -- Gerald Bludau
Sep 20 --
Look Lower for Color-- Fall color found closer to the ground -- Helen Boatman
Sep 27 --
Master Gardener Plant Sale This Saturday Come Early For Best Selections --  Don Mader
October 2007
Oct 04 --
Where In The World Did That Come From?--International gardens -- Kathy Chilek
Oct 11 --
Find A Landscape Company--Do your homework before making a decision -- Monica Pilat
Oct 18 --
Master Gardeners Supply Farm & Ranch Show With Speakers -- Barbara Thedin
Oct 25 --
Sea Of Strawberries--Plant now for bounty of fruit -- James Denman
November 2007
Nov 01 --
Perennials--Ground Rules and Tools For November -- Suzann Herricks
Nov 08 --
It Takes Effort For Fruitful Bounty -- Roy Cook
Nov 15 --
More Than Just Plants-Raised beds and structures can add an extra dimension to gardens -- Ed Gregurek
Nov 22 --
Mints, Spices Add To The Holidays-Grow your own herbs to enjoy this holiday season -- Gerrie Van Toledo
Nov 29 --
Tradition Meets Garden For Holidays-Make a wreath that reflects your personality -- Linda Sparkman/Barbara Sparkman
December 2007
Dec 06 --
Victoria County Master Gardeners Have 16 New Members -- Deloris Gaus
Dec 13 --
Think Beyond Ribbon-Decorate gifts, the home in living color -- Charla Borchers Leon
Dec 20 --
Music In The Garden -- Pat Blanchard
Dec 27 --
Looking Back To Look Forward -- Helen Boatman