My Spud Bud

My Spud Bud

Roasted, baked, mashed, or fried. The day I don’t love ‘em, is the day I died. As you know, I was born in love with gardening. Heck, flowers, fruit, bulbs, trees, shrubs, natives, and vegetables were all fair game for me. I spent my early childhood in Longview...

1-2-3 Is What You Need

The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball introduces the third in its line of complete soil management products. “Arbor Gate Compost Complete is a one-of-a-kind locally and naturally made product that will improve any and all soils, leading to optimal plant performance,” says...
Making Sense of Place

Making Sense of Place

…if you don’t know where you are, you probably don’t know who you are. -Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison 1952 For an old man, Father Time, never slows down. He’s the original Energizer Bunny…a true perpetual motion machine. So here we are in a new decade. Some of us are...
Maple Leaf Forever

Maple Leaf Forever

I took the week of Thanksgiving off and spent a portion of it adding more maples to my “maple walk” around my 8-acre Rebel Eloy Emanis Pine Savanna and Bird Sanctuary. My 10-acre Trillium Woods are full of butter-hued native southern sugar maples (Acer barbatum/Acer...