HRS presents: Creating Masterful Rose Beds

HRS presents: Creating Masterful Rose Beds

Experts around the country agree that plants (including roses) perform best in planting beds where the right and best bed preparation measures have been implemented and maintained.  Doing it right is neither complicated, nor expensive but does involve a few things...
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

I’ve had a lot of nicknames over the years—Chicken Bill, Tomato Bill and of late, Jujube Bill. These nicknames usually come with some regrets. The chickens ate everything in the backyard and left a lot of you-know-what. I still love tomatoes but I tend to overplant...
My Bleeding Heart

My Bleeding Heart

In addition to much anticipated pleasant weather, there are many things to look forward to in a Texas autumn. Among my favorites is the annual super star floral display of Turk’s cap, a native member of the hibiscus family. Plants native to the South that were showy...
Life After Death

Life After Death

I hate to go philosophical on you again, but to me, gardening is philosophical. Nature is philosophical. Life is philosophical. That’s why my two of my favorite horticulturists, Felder Rushing and Steven Chamblee, are also two of my favorite philosophers. I’m overly...