Blog posts from May 2012

Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon.

May 27, 2012

Just thought I'd post this shot of the Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon. If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend and you happen to be in Portland, be sure to stop by this garden. It's lovely and you can also enjoy their tea house. Gorgeous!

Have you harvested your garlic?

May 26, 2012's about that time to harvest your garlic, if you haven't done so already. Click HERE to read more about garlic

Time to harvest Blackberries!

May 25, 2012

If you have blackberry bushes, you've probably already started harvesting...Mmmmmm!

Other fruits that are ripening in my garden now are peaches and plums...what's ripening in your garden?

Urban Backyard Beekeeping

May 24, 2012

Here's the story on NBC5, with Omar Villafranca, on urban backyard beekeeping! Enjoy.

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One quick note - the frame they do a close up on and say it's capped honey, is actually brood (bee larvae), not capped honey. Just a clarification!

Backyard Bees!

May 23, 2012

Shot a segment today with NBC 5's Omar Villafranca on backyard bees in the city! Should run this evening on the 10pm news, but if it's rescheduled I'll repost.

if you're interested in keeping bees in the DFW area, check out TBA for links to your local group, where you can take classes and attend regular meetings.

Wordless Wednesday: Farmer’s Market in Banos, Ecuador

May 23, 2012


Whirling Butterflies…

May 22, 2012

6a00d834533b6a69e2016766ade23c970b-800wiLooking for a super hardy drought tolerant Texas native that is also beautiful and blooms FOREVER?? Ok, maybe not forever, but let's say April through fall. That's a pretty long time. Plus, it attracts butterflies. If that sounds up your alley, then Gaura lindheimeri needs to be on your garden shopping list. 'Whirling Butterflies' is a favorite white-flowered varieties, but it also comes in pink...'Ballerina Rose'...lovely

Start Your Fall Tomato Seeds!

May 21, 2012

Yep, it's that time folks. Time to start your seeds of fall tomato transplants! (Here in Texas, DFW area). Tomatoes need a good 8-weeks from seeding to transplant time and you'll plant your transplants into the garden in late-June through mid-July. Never fear though, if you don't want to mess with starting your own transplants, local nurseries will have transplants available during that late-June, mid-July planting time!

TomatogoldenmamaTomato 'Golden Mama' in my garden now. One of my favorites!

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