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How’s Your Garden Growing?

By 380news | Home & Garden

Kami Gildersleeve, Horticulture Administrative Assistant     How’s your garden growing? Hopefully you have gotten all your vegetables in the ground and growing strong. If you haven’t, it’s probably too late for most of our warm season vegetables. But fear not, we have an even better potential for fall vegetable gardening.  Mark your calendar now to attend the free Keep Lewisville Beautiful Garden Secrets class on August 3, 6-8 pm, which is all about fall vegetable gardening. More information is available on the Master Gardener website www.dcmga.com.   It’s not…Read More

In the Kitchen with MOM

By 380news | Home & Garden

Summertime is coming and the livin’ is easy! Unless you will hungry young ones you must feed! One of the hardest times when my kids were small was having easy, healthy foods in the house for summertime, especially if my kids were old enough to stay by themselves while I worked! The never-ending question was, “What’s for Lunch?” The most successful summer lunches start with a trip to the grocery store with your kids! They will be more willing to eat and prepare foods that they have chosen themselves. I…Read More

Don’t Get in a Pickle – Preserve Your Food Safely

By 380news | Home & Garden

Spring time in Denton County and our office is being flooded with questions as everything starts to bloom and people move outdoors to prepare their seasonal vegetable gardens. One thing that comes with planting a vegetable garden is an eventual abundance of produce. Canning is a great way to preserve your fresh produce so that it can be enjoyed year-round. But if you’re canning, make sure to do it safely; and now is the time to prepare. Choosing the right equipment is the first step in safe home food preservation.…Read More

Here It Grows: 2017 Celina Garden and Market Tour Expands

By 380news | Home & Garden

Popular event to feature new venues, organic foods, handcrafted goods Celina, Texas Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Celina Garden and Market Tour an exclusive showcase of eight private-home gardens, farms and area wineries, as well as the new Garden of Oz educational facility scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10. This popular biennial tour, which drew hundreds of attendees from throughout North Texas in 2015, will be presented rain or shine. Advance tickets are $20, and are available online at www.celinagardenclub.org for pickup on the day of the event in Celina’s historic downtown square, near Walnut and Ohio Streets. Tickets are also on sale at four area retailers: Annie Jack Design & General Store,…Read More


Windsong Ranch Wins Four Silver Awards from Industry’s National Sales and Marketing Council

By 380news | Home & Garden

PROSPER, TX – Windsong Ranch announced today it has received four Silver awards by the NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC). As the building industry’s premier competition, the Nationals salutes and honors the best in the U.S. and Canada for their determination, integrity, creativity and success. Windsong Ranch received 2017 Silver Award honors for Master Planned Community of the Year, Best Landscape Design for a Master Planned Community, Best Signage and Best Computer Generated Sales Tool. “Industry awards like The Nationals show our success in creating the best community…Read More

Seven Ways To Help Prepare Your Home For Winter

By 380news | Home & Garden

Winter is on its way and, for most of North Texas that means freezing temps, wind, snow, ice and heavy jackets. To prepare your home and your household for the colder months ahead, review this handy checklist, which is designed to help you be more prepared for whatever old man winter has in store. Please keep personal safety in mind when checking items off this list, and connect with a trusted professional or contractor for help with anything you are unable to do yourself. Invest in weather stripping Weather stripping is a good way to help seal warm air in and cold air out of your home. Available in almost any hardware store, weather stripping installs quickly around windows and…Read More

Denton County Master Gardener Association Recognized Internationally for Educational Program

By 380news | Home & Garden

The Denton County Master Gardener Association’s exclusive Science with Attitude (SWAt) Educational Outreach program has received a special award from Search for Excellence, a program that recognizes Master Gardeners’ outstanding volunteer work throughout the United States, Canada and South Korea “I’m delighted that the work of Denton County Master Gardeners is being recognized internationally,” said Janet Laminack, Denton County horticulturist. “Ours is a passionate, dedicated, talented group of people. SWAt works to educate children and teachers so that the next generation will understand their natural world and where food comes from. Research shows that knowledge makes individuals better stewards of the environment and helps them make healthier choices in their diets.” The fledgling program began in 2009 when the Denton…Read More

Demonstration, Restored Gardens Win State Recognition

By 380news | Home & Garden

Texas Municipal League bestows its highest award PROSPER, TX – Prosper has been awarded the Texas Municipal League’s Award of Excellence in the Public Works category for cities under 25,000 in population. The award was presented at the TML conference in Austin in early October. Specifically, the statewide group cited the two gardens, one demonstration and one research, conceived and maintained by a consortium of interested parties, and the restoration of a decaying school garden. The consortium included the Town of Prosper, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Collin…Read More

You’re Never Too Young for Life Insurance. Rachael Taylor can tell you why.

By 380news | Home & Garden

When you’re young, and starting out in both life and your career, life insurance may not be a top priority for you. Consider Eddie and Rachael, a young married couple. After a year of marriage, they found out they were having a son, and were overjoyed. With so many new beginnings and changes occurring at once, life insurance may have been the last thing on their minds. However, between Eddie’s job in law enforcement and the impending birth of their son, they realized they needed to consider life insurance to help secure their family financially. “We talked a lot about death, due to the nature of his job as a policeman,” said Rachael. In addition to the added risks his…Read More

Tulip Bulb Market

By 380news | Home & Garden

Premiers in Pilot Point  If you have visited Texas Tulips while the flowers are in full bloom and been amazed at how many varietals of tulips there are, just think you could have these in your very own garden! For the first time in the 380 Corridor you can shop at a tulip bulb market. From December 10 through January 10 the market doors are open for you to come and select from these lovely bulbs. You could purchase from the big box stores but if you know the Koeman…Read More

Rock Your Next Backyard Gathering with a Pizza Oven

By 380news | Home & Garden

If you are looking for an innovative and exciting backyard concept consider an authentic pizza oven. This backyard improvement is a perfect feature to unveil at your next event, party, or even an intimate evening for two and will provide you with enjoyment for years to come. These pizza ovens are not just attractive to look at they are also extremely functional. They are a true wood fired masonry oven, with an authentic, traditional design that offers the taste and unique cooking capabilities you can only get from a wood…Read More

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