Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

Kukka by Sally Kilgore: Digging Quietude

ROCKWALL, TX (July 19, 2022) I wandered into the garden this morning to sit with my blank pages, not knowing what I might write.  It took moments for the words to come. Please bear with me through another garden column.  I try not to write about the garden incessantly, but this time of year (ok, […]

Pullen third graders revitalize school garden

Pullen third graders revitalize school garden

ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 15, 2020 – When school was shut down abruptly following Spring Break in 2020, Pullen’s outdoor garden was left untended.  After six months, the third graders at Pullen Elementary School, whose classes overlook the garden area, noticed the outdoor garden needed some attention and they sprang into action! The boxes are […]

Amy Parks Heath Elementary breaks ground on Outdoor Learning Center

Amy Parks Heath Elementary breaks ground on Outdoor Learning Center

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX) Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School PTO officially broke ground this morning on the APHE Outdoor Learning Center, which Blue Ribbon News initially told you about here. Construction starts next week! The Outdoor Learning Center would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors, donors, teachers, parents, volunteers, planners, and board members who believe in […]

5,000 Flowers, One Bee, One Day: Learn from Rockwall County bee expert

5,000 Flowers, One Bee, One Day: Learn from Rockwall County bee expert

(ROCKWALL, TX) Rockwall County Master Gardener and Bee Expert Janet Rowe will lead a class on bees and their importance in the home garden from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3 at the Rockwall County Extension Office.  The cost is $15. This class titled “5000 Flowers –1 Bee – 1 Day” is an opportunity […]

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host garden education classes

Rockwall County Master Gardeners to host garden education classes

  (ROCKWALL, TX) The Rockwall County Master Gardener Association will host a series of gardening education classes, covering vegetable gardening, bees, and effective watering (see descriptions below). Cost for all classes is $15 and will be held at the Rockwall County Extension Office, located at 915 Whitmore Ste. B, Rockwall, TX 75087. Call 972-204-7660 for registration […]

Memorial Garden to pay tribute to 98-year-old Rockwall resident Kathryn Hall at Reese Manor

Memorial Garden to pay tribute to 98-year-old Rockwall resident Kathryn Hall at Reese Manor

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 24, 2019) The community is welcome as Reese Manor Senior Housing dedicates a memorial garden to longtime resident Kathryn Hall, who passed away last April at 98 years old. Kathryn lived in Rockwall her entire life, and was considered a family member of the Rockwall Housing Authority for 14 years. During […]

Brigade helps butterfly awareness take flight in Rockwall

Brigade helps butterfly awareness take flight in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 28, 2018) April showers bring May flowers and, thanks to the efforts of a group of local butterfly enthusiasts, beautiful butterflies. Around 40 to 50 active volunteers with the group who call themselves the Butterfly Brigade have been hard at work transforming four areas in Rockwall into gorgeous butterfly gardens laden […]

Quest students create Helping Hands garden

(Rockwall) July 5, 2013 – Rockwall Quest Academy Teacher of the Year, Brian Rushing, worked in partnership with BB&T bank to create a community garden at Helping Hands.  Quest students and community volunteers will tend the garden and all produce generated will be donated to the Helping Hands food pantry. The inaugural planting day, held […]

Spring Plant Sale, Festival returns to Heard Natural Science Museum

(McKINNEY-March 13, 2013) Don’t miss the much-anticipated Spring Plant Sale and ‘Celebrate Nature’ Spring Festival, sponsored by NBC5 and KLTY, at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary this April. Spring Plant Sale For more than 20 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection […]

Take your ‘pic’ of beautiful, versatile vines

Take your ‘pic’ of beautiful, versatile vines

[royalslider id=”4″] Vines are amazing multi-taskers in the landscape and they don’t need much ground. They can turn a big bland space in to a beautiful blooming canvas with their lush foliage and flowers in every color of the rainbow. Vining plants soften and add interest to fences or walls, supply shade for patios, and […]