Dr. Seuss Bloom

March 26, 2014

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Deciphering Egg Carton Labels

March 25, 2014

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels   When I first started raising chickens a year ago, there were some terms that were confusing to me. Specifically, the description of the eggs. For example, when you buy eggs at the store, you can purchase regular/cheap eggs, organic eggs, cage-free eggs, and on and on. But what do these […]

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The 20-30 Something Garden Guide Giveaway: We Have a Winner!

February 27, 2014

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the release of our gal Dee Nash’s new book, The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff! We had a wonderful time with our virtual book release party — I hope you all enjoyed it, too! There were […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: The 20-30 Something Garden Guide

February 16, 2014

When I was a young gardener (in my late 20s/early 30s; I got a late start), I had no idea what I was doing. Married and a stay-at-home mom with two little boys and a tight budget, I began to garden. I started a vegetable garden and even tried some flowers. We lived on a […]

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February Garden Checklist

February 1, 2014

Ughhh — it has been one doozy of a winter, hasn’t it? Early cold fronts, unusual ice and snow, then soaring into the 70s two days later. Well, we’re not out of the woods yet — one more month til spring. But that doesn’t mean you sit back and rest on your laurels and just […]

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What to do When Your Chicken Dies

January 21, 2014

What to do When Your Chicken Dies   Yeah, so….my brother-in-law’s dog, Tosca, came to visit yesterday and she wound up killing one of our chickens, a beautiful and sweet natured girl named Omelette. I’m not at all upset with Tosca — this was human error in that: Our chickens were out free-ranging Tosca was […]

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January Garden Checklist

January 2, 2014

Welcome to 2014! Think there’s nothing to do in the garden this month? Pffft! We live in the South; there’s always something to do. Check out my garden chore list for January to keep you on track! Texas and Desert Southwest Gardener’s January Checklist Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Hire a top interior designer, residential architect […]

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Heart of the Holidays Greenery Cheer Challenge

December 6, 2013

My friends at P. Allen Smith have created a Heart of the Holidays Greenery Cheer Challenge, and I’m up for it! Here’s the scoop: they sent me (and all participants) fresh greenery of our choice from the P. Allen Smith Holiday Collection (available at Home Depot), and then our challenge is to style/decorate/use it in […]

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Wells Branch Elementary School Garden

November 25, 2013

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of working with some inspiring volunteers at Wells Branch Elementary to help them with a design that would turn their large courtyard into an outdoor learning space with raised beds, vegetables, a greenhouse and a labyrinth. It’s such a vibrant community that I was delighted when […]

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October Garden Checklist

October 1, 2013

I know it’s still the dog days of summer here in Texas, but can’t you feel the change coming? Recent mornings have been refreshingly cool (even though we are still hitting the upper 80s-lower 90s most days), and it makes me wanna get out in the garden in do all kinds of tomfoolery. If you […]

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