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Heavenly hell strip
Many hell strips in my old neighborhood are too steep to walk on anyway. These neighbors made theirs into a high-contrast medley of dark violet Louisiana iris and bright chartreuse lysimachia.
Side trip: The perils of chickens
I had never considered just how chickens might possibly escalate. We’ve been very excited about the prospect of having chickens next door. The husband-type component of the world’s best neighbors is building a great-looking chicken coop. So far it’s plywood … Continue reading →
You might notice a lot of blue stuff in my garden. I think I first started using this band of blues when I bought the folding bistro table and chairs on the side porch. The chairs not only had molded … Continue reading →
Side trip: Waterlilies
I know nothing about growing waterlilies, but I got some good pictures of some at Austin’s Botanical Garden at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas.
The Truth About Ripeness
16 June 2009 When I first started growing raspberries, I invariably picked them when they were bright red and full-sized, but not at full flavor: still a little sour. Over time, by tasting hundreds of them, I learned to tell … Continue reading →