Category: Gardening

Originally, the coreopsis (tall plant, yellow blooms, photo below) became the centerpiece of its own picture because I wanted to show my friends. This beauty is a rescue plant from…

Gardening Life in general

The day my 28-inch bypass loppers broke revealed to me that I was the nut that others perhaps already recognized but were too polite to mention. The unfortunate lopper incident…

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Gardening Life in general

(Book review originally published in 2008 in a gardening newsletter) Other than botanists, who knew that the yellow columbine was actually a rare plant of Texas? Most gardeners who plant…

Barbara's book reviews Gardening

(Book review originally published in 2011 in a gardening newsletter) Here’s a gift for gardeners who also happen to be obsessive list-makers: A longtime gardener and teacher advocates list-making. Not just…

Barbara's book reviews Gardening

Of course, these are not fireworks at all, just surplus spider lilies (Hymenocallis liriosme) from the garden of a friend. They decided to bloom a couple of days ago. Every time…

Gardening Life in general

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One of the most informative peach growers in the Texas Hill Country just sent out an email saying that the 2014 peach crop will rival that of 2010. Here is…

Gardening Life in general

Gardening