It has begun... Now, that the weather has decided to be more "normal", we are starting to see the usual suspects showing up. Leaffooted bugs, snails, slugs and the gambit of other hardened criminals, have ridden back into town. Determined to "do their thing" and have their way with our yards, … Read more about Go on the prowl!
May means... It's time to order fruit trees. Yeah, 6 months in advance seems like a long time...but, trust us, the growers need advanced notice. To process thousands of orders, dig 100's of thousands of trees, bundle and ship them out on time is a major feat! We have been buying trees from L.E. … Read more about 2014 Fruit Trees
What is Mother Nature doing?!?!? This crazy weather has kept us hopping. Put plants in the greenhouse...haul them back out. Cover the birds...uncover the birds...do it again! Here is a link to the Old Farmers Almanac https://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange/TX/Houston If they are right, we … Read more about Mumbles and scriblin’s
Last week, while trying to avoid sitting at my desk and dealing with a stack of papers, catalogues and trade mags, I opted to do some watering. It's surprising how relaxing dragging a hose can be. It doesn't cause friction between the remaining brain cells and I get a nice long look at all the … Read more about Arachnid microscopicus
The worst gardening practices occur... I had to run some plants over to a landscaping job last week. The gated community has a beautiful entrance, really 1st class plantings. I was impressed with the lake, no floating trash...no weird green or blue dye added. As I headed to the address, I … Read more about Even in the nicest neighborhoods…
Humus (long U...like in human) Soil is made of 3 basic components, water, air and particles. Water and air are what they are. The particles differ from region to region and no 2 square feet will be exactly alike. Humus is the Latin word for soil. Humus is traditionally thought of as the … Read more about Humus vs. Hummus
Mark your calendar! February 16th, 11am to 1pm, Randy Lemmon will be here answering your questions and signing his book. Please feel free to bring in pictures of plants you want identified or problems you are having and need answers to. If you want to bring in a sample of a plant or an insect, … Read more about Mumbles and Scribblin’s
What it takes Trees...uh...don't grow on trees. Growing trees is an art and a science. The trees you see for sale have years of fertilizing, pruning, watering and repotting behind them. Every aspect is carefully monitored. The soil mix needs to be formulated, pots need to be selected, water … Read more about Trees, trees, trees