Today's NEWS Posts

News reports a few weeks back noted that South Texas gardeners, perhaps responding to the drought, were not planting as much as usual. Perhaps that’s true. But my first thought…

Gardening

A garden art story in today’s newspaper prompts humorous memories of a plastic snake and a big gorilla. The snake has gone to plastic heaven but the gorilla, as far…

Gardening

Imagine the delight at our house when our newly adapted rain catchment “system” (a 55-gallon barrel) actually filled up this morning. It caught roof runoff from the 3 inches of…

Gardening

After several days working away from home, I devoted this morning to dogs and watering. My pace slowed. Perhaps that’s why our Texas Star Hibiscus, Hibiscus coccineus, decided to bloom–but I…

Gardening

Dogs don’t run my life, but they do give it texture. When my energy is gone or my spirits are low, all I have to see are two brown or…

Gardening Life with dogs

“It smells like Christmas!” my sister-by-marriage said one day as we browsed the garden. The square piece of Earth contained no pines or firs, but her words rang true. The…

Gardening

Gardening