Category: Garden

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A Garden Upgrade

I love gardening, but I have two challenges: First, it’s harder for me to breathe when I stoop down, which is required a lot in gardening. And I don’t really...

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So You’re Saying There’s a Chance…

I love loquat trees. They have large, glossy leaves a bit like a magnolia only more tropical looking, and they’re evergreen, so while everything else is brown or wilted, I...

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Invasion of the Watermelons

Check out this beauty of a watermelon growing in my garden!   This is less pretty, but it does make me laugh. The vines are completely taking over my other...

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Potatoes in a Barrel

A while back, I read this great post about growing potatoes in a barrel, and have wanted to try it ever since. It looked really easy  and fun, and I’m...

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Hooray for Loquats!

If you live in Central Texas, you’ve probably seen a loquat tree. They’re usually smallish, fast-growing trees that have big, oblong glossy-yet-fuzzy leaves that stay on all year. They have...

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Spring + New Yard = Heaven

Like most people, and for most of the same reasons, I really love Spring. We’ve had a really nice one in Austin this year so far – a few really...

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Sprouts!

Today I got the rest of the veggie planter planted: Here’s what’s what: 1. Tomatoes 2. Bell pepper 3. French filet beans 4. Cantaloupe 5. Zucchini squash 6. Cucumbers I...

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I Heart Spring

I love the approach of each season every year, but I really, really love Spring. It’s warm enough to improve the garden, but not so hot that I fear heatstroke...

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Garden Project, Day ???

I’ve had the two veggie garden beds done for a while, but have forgotten to take a pic of them. Here they are, with a few veggies clinging to life...

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Project Garden Day 5?

Had to take a break for travel and because it was about 100 degrees outside for the past few days.  I did finish planter #1 (the plants look sad from...