With winter drawing to a close and spring rapidly approaching the time has come to select our plants for the season. If you are gardening just about anywhere there is … (read article)
As autumn sets in and the beginning of winter draws near we are faced with the question: what to plant in the winter garden? Of course there is the standard … (read article)
It’s that time again! The days are getting longer, seedlings are sprouting in trays and garden boxes, and my pomegranate, fig, and pear trees are starting to dress themselves in … (read article)
If you live in an area affected by one of the recent hurricanes you have likely noticed some new arrivals in your lawn and garden. Strong weather events such as hurricanes and … (read article)
A friend of mine recently got me thinking about fruit trees. Robin and I are next door neighbors with adjoining backyards and a mutual interest in growing food; we quickly … (read article)
Off the west coast of Scotland, the southernmost of the Inner Hebrides, lies an island whose economy relies almost entirely on the availability of a single crop. Barley is the … (read article)
Hello friends! I want to apologize for my long absence. I have recently been overseas with extremely limited access to electricity and the Internet. It was a wonderful trip and … (read article)
By now, I’m sure you all have realized that I am a huge fan of growing food in whatever space is available. As the saying goes, #growfoodnotlawns. But if you … (read article)
Something I have always loved about gardening is the cultivation of a unique garden style. The potential combinations of individual elements are infinite, and none of them is inherently wrong. … (read article)
Spring is in the air! I know that winter hasn’t let up for everyone just yet, but here in Central Texas, the trees are budding out, the wildflowers are popping … (read article)
Bill's daughter Melanie, an empty nester, now grows her vegetables and flowers in containers.
Bill's grandson, Reagan, is an urban gardener who enjoys growing plants from seeds.
Herman, a good friend of Bill's, is experienced gardener with a passion for plants.