Happy New Year! 2014 was the best year ever for the blog. I am truly grateful that you chose to get some of your garden tips from The Masters of Horticulture!
Each year I look for ways to make the blog more useful to all of my fellow organic gardeners. This year I am going to do a weekly “Tip of the Week” feature on the blog. This idea came to me when a Texas Gardener reader contacted me about doing a weekly radio segment that would let Houston area gardeners know what they needed to be doing in their gardens each week of the year. I thought this was a great idea. However, since horticulture is just a hobby for me, I referred the reader to one of the best organic gardeners in the state. Bart Brechter is the Curator of Gardens for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He runs the incredibly beautiful gardens at Bayou Bend and he does it organically. He also hosts the “Our Garden View” blog.
Bart did a couple of episodes and then the radio changed formats and dropped the segment. While we were both disappointed, we really thought the radio station was on to something. We both feel that a weekly tip list is a great tool for all gardeners. So, we have decided to work together to provide these weekly tips to our readers. Starting this week, he and I will begin posting weekly tips that will let you know what you can or should be doing in the garden that weekend. Be sure to check out the tips on both blogs. Bart and I are different types of gardeners. By reading both sets of tips you will get a good variety of ideas to try in your own Central Texas Gardens.