The Color Purple

The Color Purple

I love the 1985 movie The Color Purple starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey. One of my numerous favorite scenes is the reunion of Celie and Nettie at the end where they run through the field of flowers to greet each other. Ignore the fact that cosmos is native...
Growing Vegetables in Containers

Growing Vegetables in Containers

Container gardening sounds very appealing, and it is for those who have no ground in which to garden. Just be warned that gardening in containers in Texas is harder than gardening in the ground. The number one limiting factor with container gardening in here is water....
Welcome Back Miracle Monarchs

Welcome Back Miracle Monarchs

As the warmth of another fleeting Texas spring breathes new life into the natural world around us, one of nature’s most magical events unfolds—the spring migration of monarch butterflies. Each year, our official Texas state insect embarks on a remarkable...
It’s Tomato Time

It’s Tomato Time

Tomato planting time is finally here. Tomatoes are planted from transplants after all danger of frost in the spring. Tomato plants cannot tolerate a frost or freeze and thrive with mild temperatures in spring and early summer. Tomatoes do not set fruit in the heat of...
Holly Jolly

Holly Jolly

 Last month I planted 17 Savannah hollies (Ilex x attenuata ‘Savannah’) to form a hedge out front, so Mrs. G does not have to look at the back of the less that attractive Masonic Lodge along the road in front of the house. They should provide a sizeable evergreen...