Category Archives: Interesting Facts/Thoughts

Pink Muhly Grass

We have a couple of nice-looking medium-sized terra-cotta pots situated on either side of our patio.  The pots are in front of two columns that provide the “entrance” onto our outside dining area.  The pots receive full sun year ‘round … Continue reading

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The Language of Flowers

The gifting of plants and flowers to represent love, honor celebrations, and soothe those in mourning has its roots in ancient traditions. In Victorian times, when public display of affection was frowned upon, suitors would send specific messages of their … Continue reading

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Rapid Radishes

  I believe the quickest and easiest germinating vegetable, by far, is the radish. You can plant the seed one day and three days later you will have a nice row of tiny green sprouts. Not only is the radish … Continue reading

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The Great Fall Monarch Migration

There is something amazing happening in the North Texas area right now:  The annual fall monarch butterfly migration into Mexico. Last weekend, I saw multitudes of monarchs making a pit stop at my home, which is about 3 miles east … Continue reading

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Firecrackers in Fall

Last year I came across the perfect plant for an imperfect location in my newly acquired front yard. My previous home was red brick with a southern front exposure of almost full sun – which made for a relatively easy … 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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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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Dove Season

Originally published a few years ago, but very pertinent now as well . . . In light of the fact September 1st marks the beginning of Dove Season and I’ll be hearing shotgun fire all Labor Day Weekend, I wanted … Continue reading

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During Drought Plant Succulents to Aid our Feathered Friends

Originally published July 2011. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about annuals that bloom all summer – moss rose and purslane. Both of these annuals happen to be succulents. Succulents are notorious for holding water – think cactus or … Continue reading

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Asparagus Fern Adds Lushness to Stark Landscapes

Originally published July 2011. With no rain in sight and temps continuing to hover around 100 degrees in most of the U.S., there is no doubt your landscape is suffering right now. Hopefully, you have a few pops of ornamental … Continue reading

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