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Nothing Like Garden Fresh - Marcus' Homegrown

A friend of mine, who is much larger even than me, has a huge garden every year. He seems to have boundless energy. Now here's the skinny on the matter. Marcus doesn't grow a garden of such proportions for just himself. He has family in other locations, as
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Posted by on June 27, 2017

What are the Bumps on My Leyland Cypress?

We have a whole row of Leyland Cypress trees for seclusion. They have a slight tendency in summer to foster pests called bagworms. Having learned this, I make it a practice from June on to hand pick any "pine cones" I see dangling from branches. But this y
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Posted by on July 8, 2017

The Devil's Paintbrush - Hawkweed, not Hogweed, silly!

I was just reading from a Better Homes & Gardens book called The Complete Guide To Gardening and came across a weed that is found in the United States in many areas and seems to be doing well in many parts of the country. I thought this particular we
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Posted by on August 18, 2017

The Devil's Paintbrush - Hawkweed, not Hogweed, silly!

I was just reading from a Better Homes & Gardens book called The Complete Guide To Gardening and came across a weed that is found in the United States in many areas and seems to be doing well in many parts of the country. I thought this particular we
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Posted by on August 18, 2017

What are the Bumps on My Leyland Cypress?

We have a whole row of Leyland Cypress trees for seclusion. They have a slight tendency in summer to foster pests called bagworms. Having learned this, I make it a practice from June on to hand pick any "pine cones" I see dangling from branches. But this y
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Posted by on July 8, 2017

Nothing Like Garden Fresh - Marcus' Homegrown

A friend of mine, who is much larger even than me, has a huge garden every year. He seems to have boundless energy. Now here's the skinny on the matter. Marcus doesn't grow a garden of such proportions for just himself. He has family in other locations, as
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Posted by on June 27, 2017

A Time of Troubles in Tony's Backyard Garden

It was a time of troubles in Tony's backyard garden Terrible Times indeed! Tony looked out the kitchen window and saw Squirrel no. 1 then Squirrel no. 2. They were having a good old time sniffing out what might be left from the acorns dropped in t
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Posted by on June 16, 2017

They said it was a dying tree that it must be cut down, but I refused to believe it.

That tree in our front yard suffered a lightening strike. It lost one of it's major limbs that was too high for me to reach to cut it off. The tree had been planted by my wife's first born son. At age 15, he planted two sycamore trees in the front yard fo
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Posted by on May 30, 2017

Last Monday Week is too late to put out bulk trash at the curb after Monday morning at 7:30 AM. They take pictures of the homes that are in compliance.

So after putting out that pile of cut branches from the back fence the City told me it was a day late and I might get fined or have to pay for them to pick it up. The City of Dallas has very strict guidelines to follow for bulk trash pickup. They
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Posted by on May 23, 2017

Ever Seen This Kind of Ragweed? It Can Get 6' to 20' Tall!

In the fall, I love to take not of all the different kinds of Golden Rod in the fields and along the roads I travel. It is lovely. Occasionally, an individual with me will inform me that it all ought to be destroyed because it is a hay fever menace. "Not s
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Posted by on May 16, 2017

Man can not live by GREED alone

How does my garden grow? It takes lots of time and determination to get seeds to germinate and sprout up through the dirt and into the light of the mighty sunshine brightly so the new plant can take root in the soil. The same holds true with many
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Posted by on April 21, 2017

Nothing beats the flavor of your own home garden tomatoes.

I made a promise to myself that this summer my wife and I would eat more organic veggies. To do this right I have to admit it was necessary to plant some of my own garden veggies such as the Burpee heat resistant large tomatoes and place a framewo
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Posted by on June 23, 2016

Native Texas Honeysuckle Vine

Native Texas Honeysuckle Vine This hardy flowering vine grows wild in Texas. It grows in many places but as you can see it seems to like growing on our fence, at the property line between us and our next door neighbor. I modified the image to sho
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Posted by on April 27, 2016