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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

Blackberries planted in the year 1975 are still blooming in 2016

These Texas native blackberries are very hearty plants. I am able to still grow these Texas native blackberries in 2016 that were originally from a back yard of a friend's horticulturist father's garden way back in the year 1975. They are presumably Rub
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Posted by on April 27, 2016

Spring Means It is Time to Take Care of the Lawn

Today we had a warm afternoon that made everyone want to head outdoors. My son had his first day of tennis practice. The rest of us took a stroll around the yard to observe the wildlife and see how the gardens look. I realized we were storing a few old ite
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Posted by on March 8, 2016

Spring Means It is Time to Take Care of the Lawn

Today we had a warm afternoon that made everyone want to head outdoors. My son had his first day of tennis practice. The rest of us took a stroll around the yard to observe the wildlife and see how the gardens look. I realized we were storing a few old ite
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Posted by on March 8, 2016

Finding Ways to Improve Our Outdoor Living Space

The spring is coming and we realized it was time to improve our outdoor living spaces. We have limited outdoor storage and discovered the benefits of those storage boxes that double as benches. We have added to our spring checklist to ensure our yard is
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Posted by on March 6, 2016

Newly planted sods of St. Augustine grass last month remain brown and appear to be dormant.

I was pulling weeds from around a shrub after having watered our front lawn. It was apparent that the grass that was placed down on new soil a month ago remains dead in appearance. I do expect I can buy new sod later in spring when I have enough money t
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Posted by on March 4, 2016

We walked around the yard and checked out my little gardens.

My wife and I took a 10 minute stroll through the yard together. She noticed that the two shrubs planted last year were double in size and that the two most recently planted were doing well and not far behind. The blackberries will be plentiful but I fear
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Posted by on March 1, 2016

Raking leaves early to prepare for an early spring.

I thought I had it licked. One bag of leaves, two, three, four and still counting. It is hard to calculate by looking at a yard full of leaves mixed with acorns from a Pin Oak tree. I had already raked a few large piles of leaves but I was not prepared fo
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Posted by on February 17, 2016

Do you plant shrubbery in a row so it looks like a wall of green growth?

Do you plant shrubbery in a row so it looks like a wall of green growth?
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Posted by on February 13, 2016