Summer Watering 101


“I can’t possibly water enough. This summer must be hotter than last summer.” I don’t think our summers have gotten hotter, but as I age, I do not handle the … Read More

August Garden Tips

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Watch: A Great Trick to Green Up Your Lawn & Garden! Read: Fall’s Around the Corner – it’s Garden Time! Plant tomato, eggplant, and pepper transplants after August 10th. Be … Read More

Not Too Hot For Poinciana!


It can be challenging to find the right plants for a hot, dry, summer in South Texas. One of my favorites is known by most of us as Poinciana (Caesalpinia). That’s … Read More

Crape Myrtle Season


It’s a wonder to watch crape myrtles go from ordinary to extraordinary in what seems a matter of days. Look down most neighborhood streets to find a multitude of white, … Read More

Quick Easy Summer Color!


A couple of weeks ago I grabbed some hot pink Samba portuluca, orange profusion zinnias, purple angelonia, and purple gomphrena (some of my favorites), planted them in two large pots … Read More

10 Tips For A Beautiful Summer South Texas Landscape

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1. Proper Watering – This is the most important of all. Water slow and deep to make sure at least one inch of water is applied to all established lawn and landscape plants for our long hot summers. Smaller bedding plants such as annual color and perennial beds will require a second supplemental watering since they have a smaller root system.