Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Sounds of Fall

I would venture to say the vast majority of us who are so very fortunate to have the gift of sight use this sense the most when it comes to admiring nature. We see beautiful blooms, brilliant leaves, expansive grass … Continue reading

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October is the Month for Acorns

October is THE month for acorns. Depending on where you live, most of the acorns from your oak trees may have already dropped. In the warmer climates, acorns are just now beginning to mature and fall. Regardless, whether you are … Continue reading

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A Dog Named Chumpie

Originally published early January 2012 There is a little white dog with reddish-brown spots that lives, unfenced, two doors down from my mom (about 6 acres away). He probably isn’t full bred, but he definitely has a lot of Bud … Continue reading

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Biscuit – Pyscho Cat

Originally posted Nov 2012 I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning. I have one in the works regarding pansies and ornamental cabbages, but it isn’t quite finished yet. This is the week of Thanksgiving and I am so … Continue reading

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Got the Blues?

  Usually the blues kick in around winter time, when the end of Daylight Savings Time renders most of our waking hours to cubicles and offices at work. However I am not speaking of those blues in this post – … Continue reading

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Preparing our Gardens for Fall

I bet I know what you were thinking when you read the title of this post – “Why are you talking about fall weather when most of us are still seeing 95+ temperatures?” Well, rightly so, it is a tiny … Continue reading

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Adaptable & Aromatic Abelias

It is about that time to plant shrubs and a favorite shrub of mine is Abelia. It is a favorite of mine because its natural form presents graceful arching branches that produce a multitude of dainty fragrant blooms.  As you … Continue reading

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Best Trees for Fall Color in North Texas

Hooray!  We are finally getting close to the prime season to plant trees and shrubs!  And while fall is the best time to plant ANY type of tree or shrub in your landscape, those that display beautiful foliage may be … Continue reading

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Gardening with Dogs

Originally published September 2011. I begin this article with a chuckle as I think of the photo I snapped above of my elderly blind and deaf dog, Buzz, who happened to be dragging several rather dry plugs of St. Augustine … Continue reading

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Gaura

I’m again posting a new article in the midst of transferring text from my former blog hosting site.  This might be the trend for a little while as I’m attempting to write about items that are timely to the seasons … Continue reading

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