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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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Mellow Yellow and Sea Anenome Artichoke

I can’t decide what I love more about my yellow yarrow plant…the striking silver fern-like foliage or the funky flowers.  This plant is incredible!  Yarrow is a must have in your xeric garden. I decided to let a couple of artichokes flower instead of harvesting them to eat.  How pretty is this flower – it …

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Hello beautiful!

Gardening never ceases to amaze me – I think that is why I love it so.  Every day there is something new happening.  The wildlife that a garden attracts is incredible – I would NEVER trade this for a boring lawn.  When we purchased our home we never saw a lot of birds, bees, butterflies, …

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Wildflowers still a blazin’

My daily view…it really does take my breath away.  Every day there is a new surprise waiting…another flower I have not seen before. The Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja indivisa) show has begun.  These flowers are my Texan husband’s favorite wildflower.  For me, they remind me of home in Canada, as we have them there too.  Although …

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Texas wildflowers are going strong!

The reds sure do look gorgeous out there… …and the poppies have also started to join in the fun… …but for me…the sunflower always steals the show – my favorite!  So happy and surprised that they are starting to bloom already.  This is my first one of the season. There is beauty all around…and I …

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Spring is here in San Antonio!

The area of our yard devoted to wildflowers and native grasses is thriving.  We just love it when we walk out and see a new wildflower in bloom every day.  And not only we love it….so do all the birds we are attracting. The cardinals especially!  Come on birds, bees and butterflies – welcome to …

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Neem root soil drench

Today I am going to drench the soil around my fungus gnat infected plants with a dilution of neem (greenlight brand) and water…..in hopes that if the gnat larvae infected the roots with fungal spores that will take care of it. I have to have patience as I probably will not see a recovery in …

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FUNGUS GNAT infestation in mulch

In early December I completed my entire front yard transformation with NO GRASS. My front yard consists solely of huge garden beds complete with mulch. I started recognizing a decline in many of the shrubs I planted almost 3 months ago that were THRIVING prior to the mulch installation. In particular, my Texas Sage was …

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