Summer Watering 101

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“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

Bee Food!

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Dennis Gray with the Coastal Bend Beekeeper’s Association reminded us this week that Texas Sage plants are one of our local bees main source of food this time of year. … Read More

Not Too Hot For Poinciana!

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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

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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

Talking Plants

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I was recently speaking with a customer and a co-worker regarding mycorrhizal fungi and it’s benefits. This reminded me of a documentary I saw on PBS that mentioned a field … Read More

Quick Easy Summer Color!

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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