It’s Tomato Planting Time

It’s Tomato Planting Time

If you haven’t planted your tomatoes yet, you’ll want to get it done as soon as possible. Tomatoes are planted from transplants after all danger of frost in the spring. They cannot tolerate frost or freeze and thrive with mild and moderately warm temperatures in...
Time to Plant Parsley

Time to Plant Parsley

Although most often associated as an herb or as a garnish, you’ll want to eat as much parsley you can, as it’s extremely nutritious. I used to frequent a restaurant in San Antonio that served it fried to a crisp and it was wonderful. Parsley can be frilly and curled...
Passing It On

Passing It On

On February 25, friend Thera Lou Adams passed away in Fort Smith, Arkansas at 88 selfless years of age.  She was born and raised in central Louisiana and later moved to Camden, Arkansas with her husband, Henry Nelton Adams. After retirement, Thera Lou became an active...
Common Naturalized Narcissus in East Texas

Common Naturalized Narcissus in East Texas

I was born in love with flowers but with almost no access to nurseries, gardeners, display gardens, or mail-order catalogs. This meant I had to find flowers to admire where I could including the woods and the roadside. One of my favorites to this day is the assortment...
Plant Your Potatoes Now!

Plant Your Potatoes Now!

When I was a small boy, the elderly Mr. Adams, who lived through the woods and up the hill from our house in Longview, asked me to help him plant his Irish potato crop. I remember how intrigued I was at putting pieces of potatoes into the soft loamy soil. The day we...
Goodbye Miss Mollie

Goodbye Miss Mollie

If you’ve followed me for very long, you probably know that I’m a terrier guy.  I inherited that love from my mother and the necessity from my Pappaw and other rural relatives trying to protect chickens and crops from critters, and to put squirrel dumplings and such...