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Hanging Gardens of Spring Creek Forest

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 at 8:14pm. 1,049 Views, 0 Comments.

The Splendid Hanging Gardens of Spring Creek Forest – Spring 2014

by Celia Hayes 

The Butterfly Bushes Revived Apr 1 by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comAll right then – I confess that after last year’s disastrous tomato adventure – in which that which wasn’t killed by the heat was demolished by invading rats – I could be forgiven for giving up entirely. But darn it, the year before was so bountiful … well, not really all that bountiful, but a good many dinners enlivened with fresh sliced tomatoes on the salad. I hunger for fresh garden tomatoes, and it’s too darned far to drive down to Trader Joe’s for a box of their assorted baby heirloom tomatoes every day or so, with gas over $3.00 a gallon. I stocked up at Rainbow Gardens on a wide assortment of heirloom tomato starts, after the unseasonable hard freeze at the end

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Gardening March 2014

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 10:35am. 472 Views, 0 Comments.

Planning for the Garden

By Celia Hayes

Embryonic Garden - Vast Collection of Pots by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comOnce more into the breach, my friends; withRenewed Front Entryway by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com the date of the last predicted frost in South Texas historically being in mid-March, it's time to get started with vegetables. Indeed, the local HEB began putting out vegetable starts late in February, when the temperatures became so balmy and mild that I was seriously tempted in indulge – after all, $1.00-1.25 for a four-inch pot with a healthy young plant in it? Yes, I was eager to enter the fray once again, after last years' disastrous tomato-growing debacle. It was too hot, too soon, and those plants which did manage to bear fruit ... well, the rats got to them. Not just the tomatoes, but the fresh young sprigs, and the leaves of the pepper plants as well.

Low Planting Bed Along the Front Walkway by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comThe

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Front Porch Finale

Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 9:14am. 764 Views, 0 Comments.

Leaping into Spring Projects

by Celia Hayes

Entryway with Porch - Nearly Complete by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comIn between those days of bone-chilling cold, my daughter and I finished up the raised flower-bed part of the entryway to the house this week. The stump of the photinia is buried deep in garden soil, home-brewed compost, with a layer of weed barrier on top of that, and a thin layer of river rock on top of that. We visited Lowe's over the weekend and were sorely tempted – and succumbed to several interesting varieties of day-lily and gladiola corms, and a rose-bush. I might, at a later date, put in some lavender plants, as the soil mix in the raised bed is just what they like; sandy, easily drained, full of good nutritious compost – the very opposite of the heavy clay which occurs naturally around here.

Narrow Bed Alongside Walkway by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.com

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Suburban Garden

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 7:48am. 901 Views, 0 Comments.

The Many-Splendored Suburban Garden


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by Celia Hayes

Splashes of Color by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comPleasant Seating by Celia Hayes www.satxproperty.comGiven a nice big lot, spectacular situation, mature trees, an architect-designed mansion, and massive infusions of money, it's practically a no-brainer that there will be a beautiful garden, or even a merely adequate or maybe just a functional one adorning it all. What is really a challenge for a hard-core gardener is to create a lovely garden on a tiny lot, in a fairly ordinary suburb of small and relatively plain houses ... and on a budget. Sounds impossible, but it has been done by at least three homeowners in my very own neighborhood of Spring Creek Forrest. One of the very loveliest gardens, alas, has

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