Lubbock Master Gardener Association

Category: Resources


Lacebark Elm

Name: Lacebark Elm Height: 30-50′ Width/Spread: 30-40′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Green-brown. EarthKindTM Rating: 8 Maintenance: Prune to develop strong branch structure Botanical Name & Comments: Ulmus parvifolia Chinese Elm. Variable fall color; interesting bark…

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Cedar Elm

Name: Cedar Elm Height: 40-70′ Width/Spread: 40-70′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Red-brown to red-green, inconspicuous. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy. Botanical Name & Comments: Ulmus crassifolia It is a…

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Bald Cypress

Name: Bald Cypress Height: 50-70′ Width/Spread: 20-30′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Brownish. Wrinkled, rounded cones. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: Prune only to raise the level of bottom branches or to remove rubbing branches. Botanical Name &…

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Chinese Pistache

Name: Chinese Pistache Height: 30-40′ Width/Spread: 40-50′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Purple-green to red-green, not particularly ornamental. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Requires pruning to develop strong branch structure. Botanical Name & Comments: Pistachia chinensis It develops…

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October Gardening Checklist

Planting Plant pansies, flowering kale and cabbage for fall color. Divide and re-plant ground covers like liriope.  This is also a good time to plant new ground covers, and they are often on sale. Plant shrubs and trees, especially those…

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Waterwise Small Shrubs for Lubbock County

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Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of water-wise shrubs is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. Click on the plant name to see…

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Waterwise Large Shrubs and Small Trees for Lubbock County

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Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of water-wise large shrubs and small trees is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. Click on the…

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Waterwise Perennial Recommendations for Lubbock County

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Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of water-wise perennials is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. Click on the plant name to see…

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Waterwise Groundcover for Lubbock County

Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of groundcover is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. This list is not all-inclusive, but is a…

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How to Read a Seed Packet or Catalog

Winter gardening advice always includes going through gardening catalogs and deciding what plants you want to grow in the coming year. SO YOU KNOW HOW TO READ A SEED CATALOG OR SEED PACKET? It won’t be long before your mailbox…

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