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NEW YEAR! NEW GARDEN!!

At Spray-N-Grow, we divide the gardening season into three parts: dream, plant and love. I am starting the dream phase. As gardeners, we often spend as much time dreaming about … (read article)

1/9/2019    Garden Journals

MY GARDEN IS BOTH A LABOR OF LOVE AND WORK OF ART

As I design my garden each fall and spring, I start with rotating my vegetables on a dirt canvas that needs to be recharged with compost and organic fertilizers. These … (read article)

1/3/2019    Garden Journals

MY CITRUS TREES IN 2018

In August a year ago, Hurricane Harvey blew between 70-90 Grapefruit off my two Rio Red trees. It also blew off fruit on all my other citrus trees. The Persian … (read article)

11/26/2018    Garden Journals

COVER CROPS

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)

11/15/2018    Garden Journals

TOO MUCH RAIN MAKES GARDENING DIFFICULT

Here along the Texas coast we have had over 20” of rain from September 1 to October 25, 2018. September was hot and humid until a cold front came in … (read article)

11/8/2018    Garden Journals

IS YOUR GOAL OF LIFE “SIMPLIFICATION”?

Nearly a century ago, Supreme Court jurist, Oliver Wendell Homes wrote, “I would not give a fig for the simplification on this side of complexity, but I would give anything … (read article)

10/25/2018    Garden Journals

Vacation Inspiration for My Garden

I just returned from a cruise of the Baltic Sea.  My daughter is a musical theater actress and was performing on a cruise ship touring the sea.  The trip was … (read article)

10/11/2018    Garden Journals

HOW TO DEAL WITH NOT ENOUGH AND TOO MUCH RAIN?

Hurricane Florence has dumped over 20” of rain over most of the Carolinas. The sea surge plus major flooding over much of those states will make gardening there this next year … (read article)

9/26/2018    Garden Journals

Maintaining and Repairing Gardening Equipment

The July and August weather was very hot, humid and dry on the Texas Coast this year. As soon as I stepped outside, my clothes would become soaked in sweat, … (read article)

9/12/2018    Garden Journals

SHARING SPRAY-N-GROW WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

In the spring of 2016, my wife and I took a trip to Ft. Myers, Florida to visit with Harvette’s sister and her husband. They had a new RV which … (read article)

8/29/2018    Garden Journals