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Winter Watering by Janet Laminack

“Should I be watering my lawn and shrubs this time of the year? It is extremely dry but has also been very cold and below freezing temperatures.” This is a question I recently received from a local resident. It’s a … Continue reading

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Ellen Bosanquet and the CobraHead Hoe

Yesterday, while returning from lunch, I found what I believe to be an Ellen Bosanquet crinum bulb laying on top of the ground.  Now I am not certain it is an Ellen Bosanquet but it was laying in a place where a … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Everyone, Happy Holidays You All!!!!

Well, Christmas has now officially past.  I hope you all had a good time.  According to the Mayans, this was the last time any of us will get to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour.  If this was … Continue reading

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Christmas Wine

This year, we started a new Christmas tradition at the yupneck’s house– bottling homemade wine.  Bottling our wine was the very exciting conclusion to a process that started six months ago. Wild grapes mature around July 4th in our part … Continue reading

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Picket Fence Update

All of the time off around the holidays provided me with a couple of opportunities to work on the picket fence.  My son-in-law Ramez helped me finish the arbor and build the back gate.  My son-in-law Jared helped me prime … Continue reading

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Picket Fence – Phase 2

My wife and I made real progress on the picket fence this week end.  In fact, we were rather surprised at how much progress we made.  After a good breakfast and a few errands, we got busy.  Before we could … Continue reading

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Building the Picket Fence

I started this blog as a way to share some of the things I am learning as I pursue my Master’s degree in Horticulture at Texas A&M (Whoop!) with my fellow gardeners.  What started out as fun is slowly turning … Continue reading

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