It was DEFINITELY a year of change for the backyard, which meant that vegetable growing took a bit of a back burner.Continue reading “A Garden Year in Review: The Veggies”
Ah June in Texas.
It’s supposed to be 103 tomorrow, did you know that? It’s so hot already I can get drenched in sweat if I wait until 10am to move 4 chickens into their run- this is not a difficult or time consuming task, just FYI.Continue reading “Mostly Roses in the Texas Garden in June”
Thanks Leap Year, for letting me squeak this post in. Appreciate it.
It’s been fairly limited as gardening goes so far this month. The weather is mild, the backyard is still ripped up, and the leaves are finally starting to fall off the red oak in the front yard. Said yard also needs to be cut. The weeds in the back corner are JUST interspersed enough with some red poppies that are coming in to prevent weeding, and there are lots of seed packets sitting on my desk.Continue reading “The Texas Garden in February”
Okay, where to start. Maybe Thanksgiving makes sense.
We went out of town for Thanksgiving, which was fun- but a definite high point was getting to go to Mexico for an afternoon with my husband and his brother and my sister in law. (brother and sister in law? Husband’s brother and wife? How to freaking write that out correctly… feel like there is a more succinct way to write that but it escapes me.)Continue reading “Crafts and Mexico Visit and the Garden in December”
I’ve needed a new “thing” on the blog for a while- how about a recommendation series?Continue reading “Might I Recommend…Plumosa Asparagus Fern?”
Ah September, the time of year where the cold fronts move in and we get cool 98 degree weather. (That’s… that’s only half joking. It IS actually better than 104 degrees.) The children are off to school. And… that’s it. Fall doesn’t set in for a long time here, so it isn’t really fall-esque around these parts. Aside from fashion that is- I am SO ready for jackets and boots and vests and so SICK of plain tank tops and shorts. I assume it’s like being sick of your sweaters in the north, this tiredness of tank tops. And necklaces and scarves- I miss them! Sheesh it’s too hot for anything aside from earrings really.Continue reading “The Texas Garden in September”
We had some significant wind and storms over the last few weeks. More wind than rain, and more than enough of both to wreak some havoc.Continue reading “Garden Update in June: Tomatoes, Horsemint, and Mockingbirds”