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For NYC plant lovers, where there’s a will, there’s a way!

On a recent trip to New York City to visit my daughter, I literally walked miles and miles throughout Manhattan. Of course, I noticed all the lovely plants along my … (read article)

7/10/2019    Garden Journals

PROBLEMS: PLANTING TOMATOES IN THE SUMMERTIME

Here on the Coastal Bend of Texas, the summer temperatures run in the 90s with the humidity usually over 80%, especially with the high water table we have had for … (read article)

7/1/2019    Garden Journals

Full Sun in Texas is not the same as in Maine

We all have bought a plant with the tag that indicates it needs 6+ hours of full sun.  Unfortunately, plant information tags do not consider the vast differences in the … (read article)

6/25/2019    Garden Journals

CELEBRATING: BOTH THE SPRING HARVEST AND CLEAN-UP

WOW! What a wonderful spring garden in 2019. The four squash plants produced over 30 squash which we have eaten various ways as well as given away. I have gathered … (read article)

6/14/2019    Garden Journals

Gardening Lessons From My Cell Phone

As you may know from my prior blogs, I grow all my plants in containers and elevated raised beds. The flowers live on the upstairs deck. The vegetables and herbs … (read article)

6/4/2019    Garden Journals

DELICIOUS VEGETABLES IN MY SPRING GARDEN PART ll

All together I planted 21 pepper plants with 15 of them grown from seed under the grow light. Eight of the 21 are planted in row 3, one is in … (read article)

5/29/2019    Garden Journals

DELICIOUS VEGETABLES IN MY SPRING GARDEN

Yes, I have complained about too much rain this past fall and present spring, which has raised the water table to where it is visible in the low areas next … (read article)

5/21/2019    Garden Journals

WHITE FLIES INVADED MY GARDEN

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, we had a driving rain here in the Rockport, TX area that left us with 1.3” of rain which raised the water table above ground … (read article)

4/25/2019    Garden Journals

CITRUS FRUIT THAT I GROW AND ENJOY

Here it is the middle of March, 2019, and we are still enjoying the Temple and Blood oranges left in the refrigerator. The cold makes them even more delicious. Just … (read article)

4/24/2019    Garden Journals

LESSONS FROM MY SPRING GARDEN, 2019

It is important to get an early start on spring gardening here along the South Texas Coast because the hot humid weather often descends in May. I started under the … (read article)

3/27/2019    Garden Journals