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Repercussions of the rain…

Well, it looks like “the rain” had a negative impact after all…I noticed my desert willow trees (Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’) were dropping leaves – upon closer inspection, I saw ugliness…:(  After researching, it appears both of my trees have Phyllosticta leaf spot (Phyllosticta erysiphoides) infection.I am treating with neem oil every week or two on …

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Pecan trees are loaded…

Wowzers!  It is going to be a great pecan year this year folks!  Our pecan trees (maybe all pecans for all I know) tend to have a really productive year, then a not so productive year, then a productive year.  Last year was terrible, but then again we had the hottest summer in Texas history, …

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Future garden giants are happy

I got cuttings from a spineless prickly pear cactus I have drooled over for years, let them heal, potted them up….and it worked!  They have all sprouted multiple pads and today one bloomed! Thank you so much to Shirley at Rock-Oak-Deer for her amazingly detailed propagating barrel cactus pups post that I adapted.  I am so excited today; …

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TIMBERRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!

Hello tree – for the last time! We used this firewood to place along all our metal edging to protect it by absorbing the impact of this 50 foot tree. Tying a rope to direct the fall more precisely….and looking pretty cute doing so… “Hmmmmmm…..what have we gotten ourselves into?!” Come on Carlos….pull pull pull! …

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