Victoria County Master
Gardener Association

Gardeners' Dirt Articles
edited by
Charla Borchers Leon
January 06, 2005 Ground rules and tools for January --  Jeanie Blaylock
January 13, 2005
Identifying native trees of Texas for your landscape --  Dorothy Ploeger
January 20, 2005
Time to plan and construct new gardening beds --  Jean Wofford
January 27, 2005
Pruning season in South Texas, it's the weather not the date --  Donna Roberts
February 03, 2005 Ground rules and tools for February --  Loretta Johnson
February 10, 2005
Select your crape myrtles now for summer --  Mary Streetman Janak
February 17, 2005
Gardening is good for the body and the soul --  Catherine A. Perz, PH.D
February 24, 2005
Antique roses back in style-Old Garden Roses prove to be true survivors --  Kathleen Schmidt
March 03, 2005 Ground rules and tools for March --  Lawaine Stubblefield 
March 10, 2005
Basil can be moved from the garden right into the kitchen --  Diane Alexander 
March 17, 2005
Mathematics makes for an efficient landscaping project --  Roy Cook 
March 24, 2005
If it ever stops raining:  Learn when to water --  Gail E. Dentler
March 31, 2005
New greenhouse will help educate gardeners --  Mary Greeson
April 07, 2005 Open the gates to the spring garden tour --  Charla Borchers Leon
April 14, 2005
Bonsai workshop planned for garden tour --  Catherine A. Perz
April 21, 2005
Container gardening a feature of garden tour --  Helen Boatman
April 28, 2005
Tropical plants highlighted at master gardener plant sale --  Mary Streetman Janak
May 05, 2005 Ground rules and tools for May-Now is the time to prepare gardens for summertime heat --  Gail Denter 
May 12, 2005
Shade gardens more than ferns and ivy --  Jean Wofford
May 19, 2005
Summer of the sun coleus-These plants are available in several varieties of colors and textures --  Janet Russell
May 26, 2005
Just let them 'bee' and they usually will not harm you-Honeybees  valuable asset to any garden --  Gail Dentler
June 02, 2005 Ground rules and tools-Summer is an important season for gardeners --  Martha Sawyers
June 09, 2005
Make a backyard oasis-Water gardens can be big or small and include many different plants --  Arline Fox
June 16, 2005
Crown of thorns can be shared-Heat-loving plant is ideal for South Texas climate --  Annette Partain
June 23, 2005
Hammock time-Prepare a coastal landscape you can relax in and enjoy --  Barbara Sparkmann
June 30, 2005
Summertime blues-Two cool varieties added to Texas Superstar list --  Nancy Kramer
July 07, 2005 Ground rules and tools-Retaining soil moisture during drought conditions imperative to plant --  Charla Borchers Leon
July 07, 2005
Victoria master gardeners honored --  Charla Borchers Leon
July 14, 2005
Anyone who loves to garden can become a master gardener --  Jean Wofford
July 21, 2005
Are we watering efficiently?  Master gardeners are researching irrigation in our area -- Will Walker
July 28, 2005
Eastern moles hard to control-Local woman on mission to remove yard nuisances --  Gerald Bludau
Aug 04, 2005 Ground rules and tools for August --  Suzie Ross
Aug 11, 2005
Overcome the odds of mold, mildew and plant disease --  Marce Lucke
Aug 18, 2005
Map out a successful garden using Mother Nature as a guide --  Karen Hermes Renger
Aug 25, 2005
Planning color in the garden-Use of color wheel complements four elements of a good garden --  Donna Roberts
Sept. 01, 2005 Ground rules & tools August-Cutting back summer growth, choose some for  an arrangement -- Barbara Wheelis
Sept. 08, 2005
Fire ants can harm vegetable gardens --  Ron Gillig
Sept. 15, 2005
Tropicals, natives, citrus and more on menu for symposium --  Nancy Kramer
Sept. 22, 2005 NO Victoria Advocate published due to Hurricane Rita evacuations
Sept. 29, 2005
Master gardener plant sale to ensure on-time fall planting --  Diana Maley
Oct 06, 2005 Ground rules and tools for Oct-Now's the time to play with your landscape, plant fall veggies --  Gail Dentler
Oct 13, 2005
Don't fertilize this fall unless necessary --  Roy Cook
Oct 20, 2005
Quality items will be featured at Garden Expo --  Marie Graham
Oct 27, 2005 
Divide clumping plants now for a better spring garden --  Nancy Kramer
Nov 03, 2005 Ground rules and tools for November-Tree roots thrive in fall's cooler temperatures --  Gail Dentler
Nov 10, 2005
Land of the trees-Soil plays a large part when choosing the perfect small tree for your yard --  Jerome Janak
Nov 17, 2005
Creative and historic art forms enhance garden design --  Annette Partain
Nov 24, 2005
Nature, health, happiness-All plants provide endless rewards --  Paul and Mary Meredith
Dec 01, 2005 Ground rules and tools for December --  Gail Dentler
Dec 08, 2005
Gardeners should fight against vanishing plants --  Suzann Herricks
Dec 15, 2005
Jotting a note for posterity-Journaling makes gardeners better, helps them share --  Grace Sullivan
Dec 22, 2005
The gift of giving-Live plants or garden-related products-thoughtful ways to share the season --  Charla Borchers Leon
Dec 29, 2005
Vines and arbors bring enchantment to landscapes --  Jean Wofford