Category Archives: Landscape/Gardening Decor

Deer Resistant Gardening

Recently my husband and I took a quick weekend trip to East Texas to get a glimpse of what retirement might look like should we choose the area.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the piney woods of … Continue reading

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The Tulip Tree (Saucer Magnolia)

February is the magical time of year in North Texas when the Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana), or locally called, Tulip Tree, bursts with huge, 6-8 inch blooms in varying shades of pink against the otherwise barren winter landscape.  The tree’s timing, … Continue reading

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Fall Flowers, Foliage & Fruit

Below is an article I recently wrote for my workplace newsletter.  Although a bit premature, the subject hopefully be timely soon as we seek relief, even if only in the planning stages,  from the current heat spell here in North … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Plant Lives Up to Its Name

A few weeks ago, I had occasion to take a peek at my neighbor’s gorgeous backyard. We were doing a one-day dog-sitting stint for their beautiful and very well-mannered golden retriever. I could go on and on about how wonderful … 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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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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