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A pitcher of flowers on a cutting board.

Citrus and Camelia Blooms

The weather will be getting cold this week, so I’ve harvested the remaining Meyer lemons and Moro Blood oranges from my potted trees. They’re covered now and hopefully they’ll stay

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A metal planter with lettuce growing in it.

Wash Tub Lettuce

This little washtub has provided a daily supply of organically grown lettuce for me since the first week of December. In Houston, a planting like this can last through the

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A bunch of orange flowers on a bush.

Yellow Bells ‘Sangria’ Esperanza

Yellow Bells aka Esperanza (Tecoma stans ‘Sangria’) looks delicious and adds a sunny spice to your garden. I first spotted this variety at Buchanan’s Native Plants in November 2011. I

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A suv is parked in front of a pile of dirt.

The Ground Up is Taking Root

Last month I visited The Ground Up – Houston’s new powerhouse in organic soils, compost and mulch. I first saw them at an OHBA event this spring. They’re marketing is

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A bunch of yellow peppers growing in a garden.

Drought is worst ever for Houston

Worst drought ever? According to John Nielsen-Gammon, the Texas State Climatologist and professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M University: “These statistics rank the current drought as the most severe

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