East Texas is a great place for gardeners…veggies and flowers do well in our sandy loam soil. Some gardeners, particularly those who enjoy more order in their lives, will enjoy Robyn Roehm Cannon’s article focusing on more formal gardens.
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago—and the second-best time is now.” ~ Albert Einstein Here in East Texas, we love our trees…both pines and hardwoods dominate the landscape here. But did you can produce enough oxygen for you and your family just by planting a tree. Click here for more detail.
Our woodbine (also known as Carolina Jessamine) begins to bloom in February, and the bees are on it immediately. They move on quickly to the dewberry, blackberry, and plum, but for a week or so the woodbine is abuzz with the honeymakers.
2011 has been an unusually dramatic year in East Texas. It began with not one, but two snowfalls. The second, just before Valentine’s, was spectacular, with 3-4” in our neighborhood, enough for some big snowmen and snowball fights all around us as the kids (classes were canceled) got busy. Many a pool float and trash-can lid was pressed into service …