Horticulture Agent

Janet LaminackJanet Laminack is the AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent for Denton County.  Janet began working for Denton County as the county Extension agent in horticulture in September 2008. She received her B.S. in horticulture from Texas A&M University as well as a Masters of Education in agricultural education.  Her previous experience includes working as a horticultural therapist at Denver Botanic Gardens for several years and as the horticulture Extension agent in Taylor County (Abilene, Texas).  Most recently, Janet served 28 months in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America where she provided technical assistance to impoverished families in fourteen communities in organic vegetable gardens.  Janet is a native Texan who has lived in many small towns around the state.


Janet’s Online Articles

Plant care, landscape maintenance  and problem solving recommendations for North Texans can be found in Janet’s articles in the  Denton Record Chronicle:

Tree-planting time in North Texas is now

Use of mulch helps improve condition of plants, trees

Trees need deep, infrequent watering

Bug invasion

Tips offered to make garden grow

Warm weather, rains fuel early emergence — wild flowers

Drought conditions hang tough

Gardening can be creative answer for New Year’s resolution

Steps can be taken to protect watersheds

Helpful tips to start vegetable garden offered

Time to get ready to plant those tomatoes

Helpful tips to start vegetable garden offered

Landscapes that use less water can be done

Summer brings bothersome bugs

Plan and plant now for fall vegetables

Trees deserve a proper drink

Mulch helps lock in what plants need

Fall a good time to plant trees

Effective ways to trim trees

Key to gardening vegetables is timing

Not quite the time for some spring yard work

Area’s long winter could spell trouble for certain plants

Trees do double duty

Time to prepare your yard for winter’s chill

Get trees in ground now

Earth-Kind landscaping good choice for region

Learn how to water during drier times

Cultivation key to keeping lawns healthy

Proper care can help trees rebound from rough weather

Herbs good for kitchen use, landscaping

Hands, mulch can help cure what ails your yard

Hackberry-chomping caterpillar in southern Denton County

Think about your trees when it is dry

When to Sow wildflowers, split up perennials and put down pre-emergent weed control

Books for plant lovers

Kissing bugs may not pose an immediate threat to all

Gardeners prepare for wintery time of year

Texas a surprising home to strong wine production

Mow before fertilizing

Insect hurting crape myrtles

Fall is a great time to plant trees

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