Spring

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms.

Dallas Blooms, one of “America’s best spring floral festivals,” according to USA Today 10 Best, returns Feb. 25 – April 9 with the theme Peace, Love and Flower Power, showcasing an explosion of color with more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms and dazzling layers of landscape at every turn. Reopening that day is the award-winning Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden, a scientific museum without walls that has become a family favorite for hands-on science.

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Texas Typhoon

Hall of Fame rockers The Lovin’ Spoonful said it best in 1966: “Hot town, summer in the city.” We are now nearing the end of July, and temps will consistently be in the upper 90s.

Local businesses have already begun to advertise “back to school” sales, with entire aisles dedicated to school supplies. Cheerleading camps, as well as drill/dance team camps are underway, and following that comes volleyball, football and band practices, which start at the first of August.

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Are you ready for this spring beauty? Just look at the colorful blooms. One of the times that I feel the luckiest to be in Southeast Texas is right now when the azalea bushes start to bloom.

Not just anyone can grow azaleas. Those poor folks over in Midland or San Antonio or anywhere much west of here aren’t as lucky as we are. Azaleas love our acidic soil.

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Is spring here? Has is sprung yet? It sure seems like it has. This is the very best time of year to clear away those dead winter leaves and make room for fresh, vibrant flowers and plants. It’s time to bring our yards back to life.

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