Joette Reger's archive

Do you have a special tomato or pepper plant that you think is a real winner? Maybe your granny passed down a special recipe for canned preserves or processed herbs that you think are way out of the ordinary. Canned pickles, tomatoes, peppers and their fresh counterparts are welcome at the 43rd annual Jefferson County Fruit and Vegetable Show this Saturday, June 13.

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drowning plant

Weren’t we just in a drought? You would never know it now with creeks overflowing, mold growing and plants hoping for a little sunshine. You may have some plants outdoors or inside that are struggling. Are they struggling because they need a little more water or a whole lot less?

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For years, the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association has been making Beaumont and surrounding areas more beautiful. They recently gathered a considerable workforce of volunteers and beautified the Veterans Memorial Park in Port Arthur.

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Feel like celebrating? The Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs will host a Maypole Festival on May 16. It’s the first ever festival of fairies, farmers and fun to bless the summer crops. What a fun idea!

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Old Gay Hill antique rose found in a cemetery in Gay Hill, Texas
Harder

What does it take to have a rose named after you? Beaumont’s Ann Harder has recently had that honor. The Ann Harder rose is now official. She joins the ranks of other noted celebrities and locations and politicians who share their name with a rose. Agatha Christie, Charles Darwin, Ingrid Bergman, Princess Diana, Billy Graham and Pope John-Paul II are just a few on that list.

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