Pollination and the Spring Garden

Pollination and the Spring Garden

There’s a real push this year to support pollinators in the garden. Where would our gardens be without them? Personally I think most gardeners do this without thinking about it but it’s tempting, for example, to pull out cilantro, mustards, broccoli, fennel, dill,...
Tomato Wind Protection

Tomato Wind Protection

Like most tomato enthusiasts I’m always looking for new places to set out tomato plants. Recently I pruned out some fronds from a Texas Sabal palm. At first I put them on the burn pile-they burn like a torch after they’re dry, but a day later I had an idea they might...
A Hint of Cold Weather

A Hint of Cold Weather

The fall garden season is well under way with a hint of cold weather and backsliding to heat a common challenge. Regardless it’s been a great fall garden season. One thing I confirmed in September/October is that covering transplants (2nd photo) with fiber row cover...
Irish Rambler

Irish Rambler

Thirty one years ago my wife and I signed up for a nine day, Fly and Drive vacation package labeled an “Irish Rambler”. With a determination to photograph Ireland for all to see (we were both shooting Stock Photography for agencies), we hit the ground running at...
Tomato Setbacks

Tomato Setbacks

After too much rain I feel somewhat petty whining about tomato setbacks when there are so many people dealing with flooded homes and lost loved ones in Texas. We’re fortunate to be on the higher end of a sloping property that doesn’t flood, but we still have rivers of...