Category Archives: Gardening


Things are coming along in the garden.                               Advertisements

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This weekend has been gray and dreary – typical Winter – but not cold enough for my liking.  In mid-December, though, it got quite cold for a few days – upper 20s.  Cold enough that most of my perennials died … Continue reading

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It’s July

It’s July and not much going on.  The weather continues to be unusual.  We’ve already surpassed the average rainfall that we receive in an entire year – and it keeps coming.  While I’m glad we finally have rain, the unfortunate … Continue reading

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An interesting gardening accident…

So about a month ago, I got two morning glories (‘Grandpa Ott) from the Natural Gardener.  At least that’s what the pots said.  While the leaves looked exactly like morning glories, the flowers definitely were not.  Brian says they’re ‘moonflowers.’  … Continue reading

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The Dog Days

So, this has been an unusually mild summer, but the heat has hit.  Can’t really complain though – a couple of 100F/38C-degree days in a row which is normal for August in Central Texas. Not much going on…still going to Abilene about … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

  I know I’ve been posting pretty erratically.  I’m still schlepping up to Abilene each week; sometimes twice.  I’ll be so glad when I can finally put that venerable city in my rear-view mirror permanently.  Ah well – that’s probably … Continue reading

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Now is the Month of Maying

Still haven’t had much leisure time lately, but May is here and finally had a free day to work in the garden. The end of April-beginning of May is the wrap up of the opera season in Houston.  Last weekend … Continue reading

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