Gardening

Feb. 12, 2013

South Texas Garden Plans

Plans for the Garden – Spring 2013

by Celia Hayes

When just about everything in the garden was done producing for the year and the weather began to cool off, my daughter and I put up the folding gazebo-greenhouse which one of our San Antonio neighbors decided was surplus to ...

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Oct. 9, 2012

Winterizing the Garden

Winterizing Our San Antonio Backyard Garden

 

by Celia Hayes

So, now that it is cooling off a bit, and maybe the seasonal trees are about to start thinking about the possibility of perhaps changing color sometime soon, it's time to sort out the garden for winter. A few ...

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Aug. 26, 2012

My Dream Texas Garden

Now My Dream Texas Garden

by Celia Hayes

In my last post I outlined what I would like to have as my dream Texas dream retirement home; a lot about the houses and some generalities about the landscape. I'd like a slightly rolling property, oriented towards the west, and ...

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July 6, 2012

Midsummer in the South Texas Garden

Our Midsummer San Antonio Garden Reveal

by Celia Hayes

At this point, we have about filled the back yard of my San Antonio home and the narrow strip running along the side of the house with just about everything it can hold; plants in the ground and plants in pots ...

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May 22, 2012

Time in our San Antonio Vegetable Garden

Time in the Vegetable Garden

by Celia Hayes

I look at the pictures that I took in the early spring, and I can hardly recognize my yard. A bitter winter freeze and various large and small animal depredations had pretty much laid waste to it for the last year or ...

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March 15, 2012

Soil Compaction Aeration and Top Dressing With Compost for Great Lawns

 Soil Aeration and Compost Top Dressing Your Lawn

by Randy Watson

Much of San Antonio has dense clay soils that begin heavy and may be further compacted from heavy use from play, sports activities and pets. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compacted soils reduce the ...

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March 11, 2012

Spring has Come Early to this Part of Texas

Spring and Tiger Pop

Visit Mission Realty for free online San Antonio home search

by Celia Hayes

Having a couple of dogs and a garden works very well at getting one out from behind a desk and a computer ... in that one of them – well, both of them – ...

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March 5, 2012

Free Mountain of Freshly Chopped Mulch

A Matterhorn of Mulch

 

by Celia Hayes

We were walking the dogs the other day when we saw a bucket truck parked in front of a house down the road. There was a worker with a long rope and a chain-saw, busy ...

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Feb. 22, 2012

Sorting out the Spring Garden in San Antonio

Spring in the Garden

by Celia Hayes

Yes, we know very well that the official date for 'last frost o' the season' for San Antonio is March 15th – but the trees are tentatively beginning to put on new leaves, the new grass – or what passes for the grass ...

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Jan. 25, 2012

San Antonio Spring Vegetable Garden Prepping

Never Too Early Garden Start

in the spring to begin reviving the garden.

 

But if I knew then what I know now about the topsoil in the yard around my San Antonio home, when I first moved in, I would have hired someone to come in with a ...

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