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You Can Garden Anywhere

Welcome to my gardening Blog. I am Melanie Lyon, Bill’s oldest daughter. There isn’t a time in my life that I don’t remember gardening with someone in my family. Of … (read article)

3/6/2017    Starting Out

A New Leaf

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)

2/27/2017    Starting Out

Creating Healthy Soil (the Secret to All Great Landscapes)

Cooperative Extension, with it’s helpful group of regional garden experts associated with universities across the county, believes that 80% of plant problems can be traced back to soil that “limits … (read article)

3/23/2014    Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Set Yourself Up For Success!

For most of us, thoughts about this year’s garden leapfrog to “What exciting new varieties will I grow?” Wait, wait! Close your eyes. Think about the best gardener you know. The … (read article)

1/15/2014    Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Avoid This Oh-So-Common Garden Disaster

The phone calls come in every year and they break our hearts . . . An eager gardener – novice or seasoned – has accidentally used a sprayer, one that … (read article)

10/23/2013    Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

10 Tips for Great Gardens

Checklists can be so helpful, allowing one to keep track without having to recall seemingly endless details. Here’s our list of basics to review now and then to help your garden … (read article)

10/22/2013    Garden Design, Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

Making Gardening a Family Affair

If you clicked on this article, you already know that gardening is fun and rewarding. Share the experience with your family! In addition to being enjoyable and productive, gardening is … (read article)

10/22/2013    Gardening Know-How, Starting Out

Dress Your Soil for Summer (Naked Isn’t Good)

By the time summer arrives, your plants are already settled in the ground, happily growing. So gardeners often think “That’s it. I’ll have to wait until next spring to help beef … (read article)

10/22/2013    Soil & Compost: It All Starts Here, Starting Out

Garden Season Extenders – Start Earlier and Grow Later

Live in an area with a short growing season? Want to stretch your outdoor gardening for as many weeks as possible? A number of options exist for extending the gardening … (read article)

6/23/2013    Starting Out