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Springtime begins a new season in pond management. Spring is the time for stocking and the beginning of regular feeding of catfish. For most ponds in our area, a catfish only, or catfish and fat … more
May is here! School is about to finish for the 2018-2019 school year. Two of our staff members will graduate and head out for other learning adventures. We’ll treasure our time with them until they … more
I’ve written about early spring bulbs and summer bulbs but not about some of my favorite bulbs of late spring: lilies. Who doesn’t love Easter lilies, with their pure-white, sweetly-scented … more
Across the country, gardeners are celebrating National Gardening Month. On display this month is a collection of books – ranging from novice to expert – to help you grow your best garden ever. … more
I recently read an article discussing the restorative powers of gardens and gardening. I realized that the beauty and serenity one finds in gardens is a gift for all of us. We at the Arboretum like … more
On Saturday, April 27, Mineola police hope to take unused prescription medication out of medicine cabinets throughout Mineola. The point is to reduce opportunities for theft and abuse of these products, some of which are no doubt opioid-based pain pills.

That’s commendable, and I hope the take back event is a rousing success.

What’s not commendable, however, is the volume of opioid-based medications that poured into our medicine cabinets in the first place, how the lure of eye-popping profits coaxed big drug makers like Purdue Pharma to aggressively market products that would unleash a torrent of addiction and death across the nation. more
As you are reading this, two of us are returning from Austin and the annual Texas Library Association Conference. This is a gathering of librarians from all over the state, and sometimes from … more
The 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Jam at the Quitman Public Library is Friday, April 12, 2019. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in from 6 - 9 p.m. in the … more
Did I hear someone mention a plant sale? They must have been referring to the Wood County Arboretum annual spring plant sale. On Saturday, April 13, you will find a fantastic array of seasonal … more
Much like the palette of our own lives, the countryside seems to be changing daily – more green, more vibrant and variety of colors.

And with longer hours of sunlight, we have more opportunities to enjoy it.

We have been traversing these highways and byways for so long that the earliest memories are distant and faint. more
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