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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So Long and Thanks for All the Tomatoes

We had our first freeze this past week, and some dry days... so this happened: So the tomatoes are done for- we pulled them out and piled as many as we could in the fire pit. We let them dry out a few days and then torched them this weekend, quasi viking funeral style. The …

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Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda… no Offend-a

  Now when it comes to talking about Dia de los Muertos... as a white, middle aged, blond haired, green eyed guera, I consider myself no entitled-ass expert over here or anything. But know this- while I am not Mexican by birth I married one, we're raising three, AND I made alters for Dia de …

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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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It’s Le Hot

It's BLAZINGLY hot around this place these days, so no new plantings are happening. No weeding is getting done. The watering is done at night, and mostly by sprinkler. And the bermuda grass is creeping in as slowly and methodically as fascism in 2018 America. The only thing that's not done begrudgingly is TOMATO HARVESTING! …

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