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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Happy New Year to the Trees! xo

This year for Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the New Year for Trees, I was asked to help out on a project at the Jewish Community Center (J.C.C.) here in San Antonio.  Many Jewish children plant trees for this holiday, this year at the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children we planted a …

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I learned 2 things today…

#1 – Never underestimate the power of the 240D!!!!!!!  Now at 33 years of age, my 240D is better than ever with roof racks and a new safari basket.  There she is with enough wood for 2 picnic tables, plus two  8′  4 by 6 posts, and 240 pounds of cement mix in the trunk.  …

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Striking planters add living art to the front patio…

During recent heavy rains here in San Antonio I was itching to plant and get dirty but it was too wet out there.  So I decided to focus on containers to fill the need.“Rita”, my Opuntia Santa-Rita ‘Tubac’, looks like a purple goddess when paired with purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) – I can hardly wait …

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Garden stroll…

It has been a while since I have looked at my garden…I mean really looked at it and soaked it all in.  Today was the day to take a break from our Canadian company and bond with my garden again…I missed it!My creeping germander (Teucrium crossonii) is still flowering ….despite all the c-c-c-COLD nights!  The …

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