Informative Information On Plants, Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Whether you are an experienced gardener or still figuring out how to use an auger, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has many resources available. With our rich history in education and research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides educational outreach programs and services to the citizens of Texas. Ellis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service assists the communities within Ellis County and provides information, resources, and educational programs that impact this region of Texas. Please take a moment to review some of the resources listed below. If you have specific questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly via phone at (972) 825-5175 or email

Fruits & Vegetables

Fruit Crops Diseases

Fruit & Nut Fact Sheets

Vegetable Varieties For Ellis County

Easy Gardening Fact Sheets

Vegetable Problem Solvers

Vegetable Diseases

Raised Garden Beds


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Ground Cover Diseases

Shrub Diseases

Sick Plant Diagnosis

Flowering Plants  

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Impatiens with Skip Richter

Flower Diseases

Additional Resources

Common Texas Insects

Aggie Horticulture

Rainwater Harvesting

Texas Plant Disease Handbook

Trees For Ellis County

Texas Tree Planting Guide

 Skip Richter Garden Videos

Texas Superstar®: Strong & Stunning Plants for Texans 2023 Publication

Click here to access the resource on the website.

Winter Weather Resources for Texans

As Old Man Winter takes a big swipe at the Lone Star State, this is a good time to remind you of resources that are available for you to access.

  1. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Bookstore offers a FREE downloadable informational sheet: Protecting Landscapes and Horticultural Crops from Frosts and Freezes. To access the AgriLife Bookstore for this document, CLICK HERE
  2. Texas Extension Disaster Education Network has several resources available related to winter weather.  To access the information, CLICK HERE

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