Gardening Blog Posts

Dividing Irises

Dividing Irises

I’m dividing and conquering iris bulbs today. Many gardeners don’t care for irises because they only bloom for a couple of months off and on. However, what a show they put on in the early spring when summer warmth is barely kissing the winter cold.

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September Garden Report Card

September Garden Report Card

As educators, September is our month to evaluate what worked last year in our classrooms and what did not. I challenge you to transfer this same type of positive critique to your garden.

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August Garden Chores

August Garden Chores

I agree! It’s way too hot to do anything in the garden in August. That’s why I named this segment “Chores” instead of “Checklist.” Persevere and go out early in the morning to beat the heat.

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The Mighty Dandelion

The Mighty Dandelion

I think of all things that show zest
For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
The little winged seed from its white fluff ball
Settle and grow with no urging at all.
Settle in most unlikely places
And soon there’s a crop of dandelion faces.

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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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