That’s September for Ya- County Fair, Gomphrenas, and Bundt Cake

September is almost over and you can finally feel it. It's "cooled off" to only the high nineties most days, no more the 100 degree plus days of July and August, and we've finally had some rain. The plants all look in better shape, with less wilting and more new growth pretty much all around. …

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The Texas Garden in July Springs Forth

There is a lot going on in the garden in July this year. It's rained much more than usual, so it isn't the "hanging on for dear life with supplemental watering that never can be quite enough" that we generally deal with down here. The new garden along the fence line ("Fenceline Garden?" Are we …

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The Garden in July

The garden got some much needed rain and cooler temperatures for a couple of evenings (80s! break out the sweaters!). And today, with overcast skies still it's a good opportunity for some pictures that aren't completely sunbaked and lost in high contrast shadows. So I give you... the dahlias! Here's the thing. Just like cannas, …

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