VIDEO: 4 Plants for Privacy

VIDEO: 4 Plants for Privacy

Privacy can be a real struggle in many communities. Homes are being built close together, and even if our neighbors are friendly, sometimes a little privacy is in order. Whether you want to create a beautiful barrier between you and your neighbor or block something...
It’s Crinum Time Again

It’s Crinum Time Again

Crinum lilies and I go way back, as they were among the first flowers I knew as a child. My Grandmother Emanis grew them along the front porch here in Deep East Texas where the audacious flowers bathed us with their powerful fragrance during summer evenings. She grew...
Flapping About Life in the Garden

Flapping About Life in the Garden

This weekend I’m headed to my parent’s house to dig a piece of old “ham and eggs” Lantana camara too add to my perennial border.  Over the past year, this border has gone from color themed to survival themed as it tries to endure the cats, dogs, and marauding chickens...
VIDEO: Best Edibles for Shade

VIDEO: Best Edibles for Shade

♪ [music] ♪ – [Beverly] Hi, Angela. – [Angela] Hi, Beverly. – You know, we get asked very, very often or the comment is made very, very often, “I have shade. I can’t grow any vegetables or edibles because I have too much shade.”...
I Yam What I Yam

I Yam What I Yam

I recently ordered two cultivars of sweet potato slips from George’s Plant Farm in Georgia (tatorman.com). This will give me three different kinds to grow, one here in my cinder block raised bed after I dig my Irish potatoes, one in my raised fire ring bed at Big...