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Rock-Oak-Deer · 19h ago

Drive by photos? It's a compliment!

When a car stops in front of the house I have to peek, especially since this one also backed up.  She rolled down the window and out came her phone.  It's a drive by photo!  I'll take it as ...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1W ago

Research and the Vintage BOT at UT Greenhouses

Back in early May I joined a group from Gardening Volunteers of South Texas on a field trip to the research greenhouses at The University of Texas at Austin.  My previous post focused on the...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 2W ago

Wildlife Wednesday June 2017

With a series of rainy days on the horizon during May I spent a lot of gardening time dividing and transplanting perennials plus adding plants to fill in holes left by too much rain and wint...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 4W ago

On the door for Memorial Day

Blue Salvia, White Zinnia, Red Penta are all great plants for a South Texas summer.  They grow quickly so I might need replacements by Fourth of July.  We have rainy day and a rainy week ahe...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Cacti (oh my!) and more at the UT Greenhouses

Last week I joined a group from Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) in touring the research greenhouses at The University of Texas at Austin.  GVST gives scholarships annually to a ho...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

National Wildflower Week on the road

It's National Wildflower Week and I'm celebrating with photos from a recent field trip with friends to Medina Garden Nursery along Hwy. 16 out in the Texas Hill Country.  Near Pipe Creek we ...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Wildlife Wednesday May 2017

It's time for Wildlife Wednesday hosted by Tina at "My Gardener Says" on the first Wednesday of each month.  Here's what's been happening wildlife wise in my garden during April.First up we ...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Inside Austin Gardens Tour Preview

Last week I joined a group of Austin gardens bloggers for a preview of the Inside Austin Gardens Tour which will be held Saturday May 6th.  Sponsored by Travis County Master Gardeners the to...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 2M ago

On the Door for Good Friday

When Peter the Outlaw Gardener went searching for spring at Watson's, a beautiful garden center near Tacoma, I found inspiration in his photos of grapevine basket wreaths on display.   After...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 3M ago

Watersaver Landscape Tour 2017 Preview

The San Antonio Watersaver Landscape Tour will be held Saturday April 8th and is free and open to the public.  Six yards in the northwest area of the city have been selected for this year's ...