Monthly Archives: October 2015

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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Colorful Coleus

Most of my blog posts this year have been dedicated to the topics of heat and drought. I spoke of helping our feathered friends during the summer, of bringing prized plants indoors during 100+ degree days and about the amazing … 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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Fairy Lights

  I am absolutely in love (my husband says, obsessed) with solar landscape lights. What is not to like about solar lights?  As long as they get a good bit of sunshine during the day, they are maintenance free, wire … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Plant Bluebonnets – Oct/Nov

  Taking pictures of kids and grandkids in a blanketed field of bluebonnets has become a favorite annual springtime event for most families in Texas. Actually, the state flower provides a flattering background of blue for all generations – young, … Continue reading

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Ornamental Peppers

Photo above compliments of “<a href=”https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piment_fort.jpg#/media/File:Piment_fort.jpg”>Piment fort” by Atilin” title=”User:Atilin”>Atilin – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons. One of my latest posts was about incorporating Crossandra (or Firecracker Plant) into your fall décor. Today, I’d like to … Continue reading

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