More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

I’ve had a lot of nicknames over the years—Chicken Bill, Tomato Bill and of late, Jujube Bill. These nicknames usually come with some regrets. The chickens ate everything in the backyard and left a lot of you-know-what. I still love tomatoes but I tend to overplant...
HRS presents “Fabulous, Fragrant Shrub Roses of David Austin”

HRS Presents “Companion Plants for Roses”

HRS virtual meeting on November 12, 2020 features retired Texas Master Gardner Angela Chandler as the speaker. Angela will lecture on how to choose annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses that are good companion for roses. Properly arranged companion plants can add...
My Bleeding Heart

My Bleeding Heart

In addition to much anticipated pleasant weather, there are many things to look forward to in a Texas autumn. Among my favorites is the annual super star floral display of Turk’s cap, a native member of the hibiscus family. Plants native to the South that were showy...
Life After Death

Life After Death

I hate to go philosophical on you again, but to me, gardening is philosophical. Nature is philosophical. Life is philosophical. That’s why my two of my favorite horticulturists, Felder Rushing and Steven Chamblee, are also two of my favorite philosophers. I’m overly...
VIDEO: How Much Should I Water?

VIDEO: How Much Should I Water?

The number one question we get in the dog days of summer is, “how much should I water?”. Beverly and Angela have an answer that might surprise you, a nifty trick to measure how much you’re actually watering and help you understand what your wilting...