Garden Update in June: Tomatoes, Horsemint, and Mockingbirds

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. Much of the pink Horsemint got knocked over a while back and will stay that way. It isn't unexpected though- it's about 4' tall these days and I don't …

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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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The Texas Garden in August aka Picante’s Inferno

The garden in August is a lesson in survival and non-survival. Miss a day's watering and your three year old spirea is toast. (Not a hypothetical example). It's cut to the ground and is starting to leaf back out- that was touch and go though, it was in no way a given that it would …

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