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Gardening News

I’d don’t know about you, but my garden is a hot mess. It’s doesn’t know if it’s coming or going! I have some plants that I thought had died over summer revive themselves, I have blooms everywhere, Fall color and then we had 2 nights of frost this week! What’s

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Think Outside Your Garden!

More and more I’m seeing articles about the importance of pollinators in our gardens, for our crops and food supplies. A couple of weekends ago I was at the Guadalupe River State Park for their Pollinator Festival with the Mammam Family Public Library. We were talking to folks about native

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Fall Gardening in South Texas

I think that many of us are relieved that temperatures are finally dropping. Still too dry but I’ll take anything & the wonderful, refreshing mornings the last few days are glorious. I love sitting on my back porch watching the birds, especially the hummingbirds. It won’t be long before the

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Fall Gardening in South Texas

The weather has been quite unsettled over the last week or so and, probably like many of you, I’ve got excited seeing big grey clouds in the sky. Some areas have got quite a lot of wonderful rain. My garden has received very little rain – very disappointing. I did

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Garden Spiders – Argiopes

Update: 5th September Just want to update you on what Doris has been doing. SHE’S LAID ANOTHER EGG SAC! I thought she was getting a little “fat” again & the next day I found her on her second egg sac. It’s a little sad that she will die with the

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non-aggressive beneficial insects

Stinging Insects – not all bad news!

How many of you talk about late summer and wasps in the same sentence and make sure you have a can of that toxic wasp killer on hand? I think you know me well enough to know that I generally leave bugs alone in my garden to do their thing.

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