Brazos County, Texas
Howdy, I am writing in reference to options and opinions on growing vegetation for an aquatic setting. I am an employee for an upcoming wakeboarding park in College Station. The wakeboarding park will demonstrate two small ponds. The ponds will not be using purified or filtered water, so we are looking for a way to purify the water by means of more natural terms. I have done some research, but for the most part am green to the aquatic vegetation. What would be the best way for me to learn about what my options are for my situation? Thank you for your time and efforts.
Brazos County Texas about 7 years ago
I have tried rather unsuccessfully this spring to transplant several small crepe myrtles and small live oak trees from my current home site to my new home site. I currently live in Bryan but have bought out in Hearne area off Sutton Drive. Am I trying to do this in the wrong season or what?
Brazos County Texas about 6 years ago
We have just joined 4-H and are learning the outside anatomy of the horse for our 4-H project. In the 4-H literature the throat area is labeled the throat latch. I always thought the throat latch was part of the bridle, but that area of the horse is called the throat. Is throat latch correct? And I guess moving forward into any 4-H contest we should follow the labeling from what we are given to study to get a correct score, correct?
Brazos County Texas over 3 years ago
I have a mature oak in my yard with bacterial wetwood, I think. When we first moved in, foam would ooze out from the bark and that seemed to be most consistent with what I found on the internet. I have t seen it foam this spring or summer, but it does bulge in places now, up and down the trunk. I lost two other trees this spring, probably due in part to the ice this winter and potentially this disease.... I am concerned about my last remaining tree. It was very healthy looking at the beginning of the spring and summer and now the leaves are already turning brown and falling off. And as I mentioned, the trunk is beginning to bulge outward. Is this normal for this disease or is there a different problem? I don't suppose you guys do home visits? Thanks, Liz Kelley
Brazos County Texas almost 6 years ago
I live in Copperfield subdivision in Bryan, Texas, Brazos county. This plant showed up in a sunny part of my yard in the middle of July, never before seen and obviously I did not plant it. I have been in the home for six summers and have never seen it. It is a bulb, about 14" tall and bloomed mid July. The bloom lasted for less than a week. Orange small tulip-like flower about 1-1/2" tall. No visible leaves on the plant, only two small (1/4" shriveled leaves) per plant. The seed pods showed up this week. The entire appearance and reproduction of the plant was less than one month. I searched multiple web images online and can't find anything similar. Two weekends ago i saw the bloom and preserved the small group from mowing. I mow this part of the yard biweekly and have not watered this part of the yard this summer. The blooms were orange and the next day I took my wife out to show her and the the blooms were already faded. The lots in Copperfield were not mass graded, so it is possible that the soil was only slightly disturbed during construction during the 1980's. I have post oaks, hackberry, yaupon holly and had blackjack oak in my yard. The soil is sandy and west facing slope that is well drained. I am thinking it could have been part of a post oak community, but this is only speculation, because it is not showing up anywhere as an ornamental bulb. The previous owners had clusters of remnant thicket around the yard and converted it to turf about seven years ago. Any idea what this might be? Very well could be and exotic planted by a previous owner, but I have no clue what it is.
Brazos County Texas almost 7 years ago
Good day. On the side of our home where our Air Conditioning Pad and System are we have a small elm tree that has decided to make its home. The base is about two inches under the pad and it has shoots that peek out from under the pad. My husband noticed it a couple of years back, but continues to just lop off the shoots (he has been unable to pull the tree out). The diameter of the base is about 1", and again we have been unsuccessful in stunting its growth.
Can you suggest a way we can remove or kill this elm? I'm afraid it will damage our AC pad if it continues trying to grow as it is.
Brazos County Texas over 5 years ago
I LIVE OFF UNIVERSITY IN POST OAK FOREST SUBDIVISION DATE FROM THE 70'S THE IS A SPINDLY TREE-BUSH WITH WHITE TO PINK BLOOMS RIGHT NOW-IT IS SUPER FRAGRANT. ONE NEIGHBOR SAYS WILD PLUM. I'D LIKE TO OBTAIN ONE FOR MY YARD. FOREST DR IS THE STREET. THANKS, JOHN E. COZAD,DVM
Brazos County Texas about 5 years ago
I have two raised garden boxes that are 8ft x 16ft and 4ft x 16ft respectively. Both beds are about 18" deep. I have had them in place for a few years and it seems that the soil needs to be enhanced. Can you tell me the best way to do this over the winter so that I will have better luck with my spring garden? I have added organic material such as grass clippings and compost over the years but I guess I did it at the wrong time or did not apply enough.
Brazos County Texas over 3 years ago