How about a bit of Live Forever…

As we continue down our path of fall gardening let’s go ahead and incorporate plant sharing.  My friend, Brittany, gave me several cuttings from a plant her family brought down from Kansas, they call it a Live Forever.  I have down some research and they sound pretty amazing. This plant is part of the sedum family, is […]

It’s vine time!

Calgon take me away…For those of you that remember this commercial please make note that it does not work in real life.  What a week this has been…Sunday=man backs into car, Tuesday=car has flat tire, Wednesday/Thursday=baby has pink eye and sinus infection.  All that said, I am thankful it is Friday and I can wipe […]

An odd shaped planter and grass that won’t grow

Happy Monday Everyone!  I apologize for my late start today.  Today I will be answering a couple questions from Donna. “My planter by my front door is an L shape and I never know what to plant there or do with it. Second, I can never get the grass to grow right under my big […]

The Plant Divide

We talked previously about Fall being a great time to plant, it is also a great time to divide.  You can divide new plants you just bought or plants already in your garden.  Don’t be afraid to divide.  You can make your plants go so much farther and share them with friends.  Just keep in […]

You ask…why hen and chix?

Today is my Grandmother’s 98th BIRTHDAY!  And she is the reason for my love of hen and chicks.  I remember as a child outside my grandparent’s back door there was a flowerbed and on the edge of that flowerbed there was this random metal tub with very little dirt and inside that tub there were […]

Fall is the perfect time for planting

Happy Halloween!!! Nothing like the present to plant new trees, shrubs and flowers.  By planting in the Fall you allow the roots to take hold and become stronger getting them ready for the following Summer’s heat. Evergreens  are great for a Winter garden because they do not lose their leaves.  In case you are wondering, an evergreen is a […]

Clean up time

Now that the weather is nice it is time to begin cleaning up the lawn.  Pull the weeds, trim the shrubs, clean up those plants that were beat up a bit this summer by the 110 degree temperatures.  Sometimes plants that look completely dead may actually surprise you and come back next Spring or they […]

Feed, Stimulate and Prevent Weeds

 3 Easy Steps for Texas Fall Lawn Care Below is a recent article I received from Calloway’s Nursery.  A good rule of thumb I have heard in the past is that you should fertilize in March, June and October.  Here we are…October.  Some years I am good about multiple steps and some years I only […]