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If you’re looking for reliable plants that bloom in an array of colors through the heat of summer, sages are the plants for you. I’m not referring to culinary sage (Salvia officinalis, which … more
On more than one occasion I have read about animals, such as snakes, seeking higher ground during all this wet weather.

But the top of our office front door, really? Did he think the water would get that high? more
When volunteers appear to work in the gardens on a hot and humid Wednesday morning, you know their hearts are in their work. June is a transition month for our gardens at the Arboretum and for … more
QPL Summer Reading 2019 is happening the entire month of June, and we will discover “A Universe of Stories!” Fun activities are planned for each Wednesday, so stop by the library for your game … more
The vehicles zoom past the window, dozens of times a day, for several days leading up to major holidays. They are the members of the local Kiwanis Club, attending to their duties to place American … more
School is out and summer break has arrived. So have the more seasonal temperatures. The Library’s air conditioner is working and we have cool books and movies to check out as well. The Friends … more
The grounds may be a bit on the “squishy” side so wear your walking shoes, no open toes this week, as you admire the beautiful blooms and rapid growth that many of the Arboretums plants are now … more
The Quitman Public Library Summer Reading 2019 begins June 5 with a kick-off party at Gov. Jim Hogg City Park, where we will discover “A Universe of Stories!” There will be lots of splash pad … more
Late spring in East Texas is filled with so much color, and shrubs can provide a long lasting backdrop of blooms – especially in rainy springs like this year. One of my favorite large shrubs is … more
We are halfway through the month of May. School is about to wrap up and summer programs are about to begin. This year we will say goodbye to Annalee as she heads off to college. We have enjoyed … more
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