Category Archives: Seasons

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

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February Observations

In February in north Texas, when you begin to see more robins on the ground than in the trees, you can be reasonably assured warmer weather is on its way. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Houseplants to Brighten Your Winter

While I pondered a topic to write about as we were enduring a few days of twenty degree temperatures here in North Texas recently, I looked around and began to admire the thriving houseplants I had surrounded myself with both at … Continue reading

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Another Fall Favorite – Cape Honeysuckle

I recently came across another perfectly colored and timed blooming plant for fall:  Tecomaria capensis or, the commonly known, Cape Honeysuckle. It all started when, on the way home from a family Colorado road trip last June, we stopped in … 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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