Gardening Blog Posts

Accidental Perma-culturist

Accidental Perma-culturist

I’m addicted to gardening shows. During one watching spree, I tuned into what the gardener was saying, not only what he was doing, as he strolled through the pathways and trails in his backyard urban-lot garden. I realized that his garden’s organized chaos was kind of like mine. He used the word permaculture to describe the plan behind his horticulturist chaos. What is permaculture anyway?

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Poppies

Poppies

I’m on my second year of growing poppies. These majestic yet delicate flowers evoke so many memories for me, especially the profusions of them blanketing the terraces and meadows at the wake of springtime in Lebanon.

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Summer Window Boxes

Summer Window Boxes

Its hard to create a summer window box that not only survives, but thrives in the Texas heat! I put my mind and trowel to it when a friend asked me to help her out.

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Hope Garden

Hope Garden

I’ve dug up my lawn in a strip along the sidewalk leading up to our front door. Why? It’s my experiment to do a seasonal cutting garden propagated from only seeds.

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Transplanting Perennials

Transplanting Perennials

It’s early spring and I’m itching to get outside and play in the dirt. I have a cherished sign given to me by a friend that says, “dirt therapy.” For me, there’s no better prescription for chasing away the blues than digging in the moist, rain-drenched spring soil. I am assured that all my hard work amending the soil in the fall has paid off. The bumper crop of earthworms right below the mulched surface greets me as I dig in to divide and transplant my perennials.

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The King of Winter Vegetables, Broccoli

The King of Winter Vegetables, Broccoli

My current favorite vegetable to grow through the winter months is broccoli. I did not grow up with it in Lebanon, and did not care for it in the U.S., but I have flipped my negative vote to a resounding yes since I’ve started growing it myself! Not only is it easy to grow, but broccoli is an extraordinary green substitute in a salad.

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