Vegetable Gardening 101

Vegetable Gardening 101

If you didn’t already grow your own vegetables and herbs, then the recent pandemic predicament should have you minding your peas and Q’s. We all know that vegetables are essential for a long, healthy life, and we all know that fresh picked produce is tastier and more...
Somewhere over the Rainbow…

Somewhere over the Rainbow…

Among many other things, springtime means bluebirds in Texas and much of the U.S. Thankfully there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t hear the gentle warble of bluebirds either at home or at work. Thanks to their beauty, pleasant disposition, and sweet warbling,...
My Spud Bud

My Spud Bud

Roasted, baked, mashed, or fried. The day I don’t love ‘em, is the day I died. As you know, I was born in love with gardening. Heck, flowers, fruit, bulbs, trees, shrubs, natives, and vegetables were all fair game for me. I spent my early childhood in Longview...
Making Sense of Place

Making Sense of Place

…if you don’t know where you are, you probably don’t know who you are. -Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison 1952 For an old man, Father Time, never slows down. He’s the original Energizer Bunny…a true perpetual motion machine. So here we are in a new decade. Some of us are...
Maple Leaf Forever

Maple Leaf Forever

I took the week of Thanksgiving off and spent a portion of it adding more maples to my “maple walk” around my 8-acre Rebel Eloy Emanis Pine Savanna and Bird Sanctuary. My 10-acre Trillium Woods are full of butter-hued native southern sugar maples (Acer barbatum/Acer...