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Rock-Oak-Deer · 1h ago

After the rain

I've learned to count on these sage blooms.  We had just over 5" of rain from August 8-9 and ten days on the nose later, they burst into bloom.  It happens every time we get rain in late sum...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 6d ago

Garden Conservancy Open Days San Antonio Preview

The Garden Conservancy Open Days tour returns to San Antonio on October 14th.  Held annually in cities around the country, most cities hold Open Days every other year.  The Garden Conservanc...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 2W ago

Wildlife Wednesday August 2017

Wildlife Wednesday is hosted the first Wednesday of each month by Tina at "My gardener says..." Let's take a look at wildlife visitors during July.We've had the pleasure of hosting a Crested...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 4W ago

Exploring a Rain Garden from the experts

We San Antonio gardeners have by necessity sought out drought tolerant plants to use less water and lose fewer plants to the intense summer heat.  But what happens when there is too much rai...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

The kid's museum with a grown-up landscape

The DoSeum, a kid's museum in San Antonio, opened in June 2015 and the landscape has been catching my eye ever since.  For the last two years I've passed this landscape on Broadway just nort...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Friday Project Fun

It's "hotter than the Fourth of July" outside in South Texas this week.  Even with the heat there's still time complete a few gardening projects in the mornings when the weather is a cool 78...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Wildlife Wednesday July 2017

It's Wildlife Wednesday and that means rounding up wildlife photos from June to share on the meme hosted by Tina at "My Gardener Says...." on the first Wednesday of each month.  Let's look a...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

Happy Independence Day!

Wherever you celebrate, enjoy our nation's special day.Dichondra Silver Falls has reached the doorstep so these plants will be transplanted to the garden and I'll fill in with succulents for...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M ago

One plant, different pots

The bistro set in my front garden has been a place to display succulents and various potted plants over the last few years.  Mostly I just set them out in the spring and bring them back indo...
Rock-Oak-Deer · 1M 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 ...