Falling for Colorful Foliage

Falling for Colorful Foliage

As our blistering, dry summer says goodbye and the air takes on a crisp, invigorating quality, we look forward to the gradual transformation of our trees in East Texas. Each year can be very different in the quality and the timing, but the transition from the lush...
Watering Shade Trees During a Drought

Watering Shade Trees During a Drought

During the scorching heat and arid conditions that often accompany East Texas summers, our beloved shade trees face a significant challenge in maintaining their health and vigor. As guardians of beauty and cooler temperatures, these trees need our thoughtful care to...
Landscaping for Energy Conservation

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

Folks, it has been hot and miserable. Especially in and around my old farmhouse. Energy conservation and environmental quality are among the most critically important issues of our time. Global warming and the greenhouse effect are becoming familiar terms used to...
Producing Fall Green Beans

Producing Fall Green Beans

Yes, I know it sounds insane to be planting vegetables now, but we produce crops based on the calendar, not on how we feel when doing it. Remember, time and tide wait for no man, so I’m planting pole beans today. Irrigation will be required, of course. Green beans...