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Welcome to The Arbor Gate
Posted on : December 1, 2008

The Arbor Gate is excited to include on our new website the blog feature. There will be several contributors. I will mainly do the shops…what’s new, what is awesome, etc. And, of course, there will be garden contributors. I will comment on the gardens from a by-stander’s point of view. I can’t even begin to answer garden questions but I can comment on how outstanding the beds look or how a particular plant has that “wow” factor. Welcome again and we hope you enjoy.

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The Arbor Gate staff enjoys contributing to the blog along with our talented writers. As much as we enjoy contributing to this blog, we are the first to admit that we’re much better with a shovel than a keyboard!



Scarlett |

Great Idea! Thank you for this blog site. I can not think of a better way to ask questions and get answers with our busy lives we all lead. Merry Christmas

Laura C |

Great to see the new site! Arbor Gate is one of my favorite places. Looking forward to the annual Christmas event on Saturday. Merry Christmas!

Jo Ellen |

Baytown, Texas Sunday 7th, was listening to you on the Randy Lemmon Show...enjoyed all of your comments, hope to get by your place one day...

Kristin |

should we worry about the plants How much should I worry about the white stuff? Is my spinach....toast? I covered it, so maybe

The Arbor Gate |

Your spinach should be fine-maybe a bit of tip burn, but otherwise ok. Also try not to hurry into cutting back perennials too early-those unattractive dead looking stalks actually provide protection from the cold. If they are cut back too early and it then turns warm, as so often happens here in Houston, the plant really puts out new growth. THEN when the cold comes back it hits those new leaves even harder. Patience is a virtue!

The Arbor Gate |

Your persimmon was most likely "Saijo". We will have persimmons and many other fruit varieties at our fruit tree seminar and sale on Sunday January 25. Keep an eye on our website for details.

Yvonne Strzechowski |

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