Category Archives: Plants

African Iris – Pretty in Bloom and Lovely when Not

My husband and I finally found a hardy plant for our large centerpiece terracotta pot that is both beautiful in bloom and also when not – African Iris. We live in Hardiness Zone 8a which means our temps can dip … Continue reading

Posted in Plants, Seasons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wild Rose Pass

A Valentine Ghost Story This post is an excerpt of an article I wrote about nine years ago and I cannot believe I haven’t posted it at Nature is Nurture before now. I suppose the theme is a little more … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Birds, Interesting Facts/Thoughts, Plants, Seasons, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Late Limes

November 9, 2018 Hopefully I am writing this post just in time (for those of you in my part of North Texas) to serve as a reminder to bring indoors, or at least heavily cover, your citrus, tropicals and other … Continue reading

Posted in Plants, Seasons, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What to Expect When Your A/C Goes Out in 100+ Temps

Hopefully this is a somewhat humorous and enlightening post regarding what I’ve learned firsthand this week living without air conditioning.  We live in Texas, it is mid-July, and the daily temps, unfortunately, have reached 107+ every day this week.    … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Houseplants, Humor, Insects, Pets, Plants, Seasons, Uncategorized, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Allowing Plants Time to Recover

Well, again, it has been a while since I’ve posted.  I have a few interesting topics in mind to write about this summer but unfortunately this particular topic has come to the forefront due to a personal experience with baseball-sized … Continue reading

Posted in Plants, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Animals, Landscape/Gardening Decor, Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Healing Humidity for Houseplants

It has been far too long since I’ve written.  If it weren’t for my having contracted a persistent respiratory virus and being forced to stay home and heal, my blog would no doubt still be inactive.  Shame on me for … Continue reading

Posted in Houseplants, Plants, Seasons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Benign Effects of Summer Rain in Vegetable Gardening

First of all, I’d like to preface this post by saying a rain shower at the end of June in Texas is a true blessing.  Downpours on three occasions at my home this week could be considered a miracle! What … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting Facts/Thoughts, Plants, Seasons, Vegetables | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Plants for Attracting Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Not only are they one of the world’s tiniest wonders regarding their incredible flexibility in flight, they are absolutely beautiful. They are fun to watch, especially when there are two or more in the vicinity as … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Interesting Facts/Thoughts, Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crown of Thorns

As we move into the warmer (ahem, hot) months, we gardeners are busy filling our baskets, beds and pots with loads of blooming plants and when we are not, we are certainly day-dreaming about it.  Those vibrant flowers at the stores … Continue reading

Posted in Interesting Facts/Thoughts, Plants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment