It's time to grow lettuce. It has been since September, actually. The thing about lettuce and other similar greens is that they need to be planted in succession. One planting is never enough! If you plant one crop and then follow it with another crop then you always have lettuce in the prime picking stage… Continue reading Growing Lettuce!
When thinking of gardening, cooking, eating healthy, one cannot get away from the beauty and necessity of herbs. Regardless of your goal- to grow healthy food for you and your family, to attract butterflies, to make your gardens beautiful or to simply delight your senses- herbs fit the bill. For the most part, herbs are… Continue reading Herbs: An Overview
Fall is prime time for planting trees, shrubs, & roses. The heat of summer has passed and the cooler weather stimulates root growth. This root growth gives the plants a great start to the growing system and provides them with a buffer to withstand a Texas summer. Any type of tree, not just fruit trees,… Continue reading Choosing and Planting Fruit Trees
Roses are wonderful and everyone should have them in their gardens. Below are pictures of roses that are great for Texas. These Roses are easy to care for and are tolerant of our hot summers. All of these photos are taken at my home, not in a nursery that has been controlling the environment. All… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Roses
For those of us with shady yards, gardening can be frustrating. For years I beat my head against a wall planting things that might make it. After I grew up and stopped trying to force the gardens to look like I thought they should and let the conditions dictate what should be planted, I found that… Continue reading Foundation Plantings For Shade
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When the temperatures break, the flowers bloom!
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"What's your favorite herb?" This is probably the question I am asked most often. I couldn't pick a favorite herb- possibly a Top 10 list, but never a favorite. Rosemary is an herb that would ALWAYS be on this list and very likely in the #1 spot. The reasons are many- from ease of growing… Continue reading 5 Reasons Rosemary Should Grow In Your Garden