Fall Green Beans

Fall Green Beans

Fall gardening is essentially the opposite of spring gardening since the temperatures gradually go down instead of up.  This means hot when you plant and cool when you pick.  The order of succession for the crops planted is also the opposite.  Since autumn in East...
Growing Pumpkins

Growing Pumpkins

What child among us, or in us, doesn’t like picking out a pumpkin? And what baby boomer didn’t grow up hoping Linus would finally see the Great Pumpkin? And, who doesn’t wish they could grow their very own? It’s not easy in Texas, but it can be done. The key is...
Running Wild

Running Wild

After a recent Greg Grant Gardens Facebook post on Vitex agnus-castus ‘Lecompte’ generated several comments about “invasiveness,” I thought a primer on natives, exotics, and invasives would be appropriate. First of all, what is a native?  An adapted plant?   One found...
Rising from the Ashes

Rising from the Ashes

COVID was a pain in the aster (and the arm).  The snow and ice were pretty for a few pictures, then a non-electric mess.   And the Big Freeze was nothing short of devastating for our precious plants and landscapes.  The brown carnage was a sight to behold.   Plants...
Pollinators in Peril

Pollinators in Peril

Houston, we have a problem. And since we, as humans, are 100% of the problem and we, as gardeners, are fully complicit; it’s our duty and obligation to do something about it. And when I say “we,” I certainly include “me,” because believe me; I’ve done my damaging...
Bill Adams – April 2021

Bill Adams – April 2021

This year’s cool season garden might not have happened if it weren’t for a request from Margaret (wonderful mother-in-law) and an article she clipped on exotic radishes.  It was just the stimulus a passionate horticulturist like me needed.  Did I get carried away and...