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Summer Gardening Tasks

Summer Gardening Tasks

Jun 18th 2021

Just because spring has sprung and and your landscape areas have flourished, does not mean that your gardening tasks are complete. Whether you have already planted your garden or are just beginning to think about summer beds, there are many summer gardening tasks that can be done. Follow these guidelines to help maintain your summer garden all season long. Watering Plants in the Summe … read more
Planting When it's Hot Outside

Planting When it's Hot Outside

Jun 8th 2021

We have all been there. Looking across the street, admiring your neighbor’s perfectly landscaped yard. The new evergreen tree, perfectly placed shrubs, and the flowering potted arrangements. Then you think to yourself, “ It’s so hot outside, planting now will never work.” “Why did I wait so long?” Good news-- it’s never too late to think about adding new plants to your garden areas. Can You P … read more
How To Tell If Your Plants Survived The Texas Winter Storm

How To Tell If Your Plants Survived The Texas Winter Storm

Mar 23rd 2021

The Texas winter freeze that was unofficially named Winter Storm Uri caused a lot of damage to places that aren't meant or built for the cold weather. Unfortunately, that includes a lot of the plants that grow in the region. Ice, snow and freezing temperatures caused many plants to die. This impacted live oak trees, palm trees, Indian hawthorn, abelias, loropetalums, Asian jasmine, purpl … read more
Protecting Plants in Winter

Protecting Plants in Winter

Posted by Teresa Odle on Dec 10th 2020

The first line of defense is to choose plants that are hardy down to your average low winter temperature. These plants might look dead in winter, but they come back as spring warms the air and ground. We can’t control the weather, however, so when exceptions to your typical low hit or you really want a plant on the border for your temperatures, you can help that prized plant make it through the wi … read more
Carrot Trough - Easy Gardening Project

Carrot Trough - Easy Gardening Project

Posted by Teresa Odle on Dec 10th 2020

Gardening with raised beds is great for several reasons. Growing carrots in raised beds are no exception.The benefits include: Warmer soil temperatures for a short season. Flexibility in design and crop rotation. Ability to control and amend soil for better weed management. Shorter distance to bend over for aging backs. And tops on the list, as always – critters, especially gophers.Fre … read more
5 Ways to Repurpose Old Fence Posts

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Fence Posts

Posted by Teresa Odle on Dec 10th 2020

We love to repurpose old objects, especially for use in the garden. Ten years ago this Christmas, my husband, daughter and I helped gather old fence posts at my in-laws’ ranch on an unseasonably warm day. The ranch in southeastern New Mexico is on land homesteaded by Tim’s ancestors back in the late 1800s; they were among the first families to move to this part of the West to make a home and livin … read more