Of Darkness and Light

Sunset On Water

I’ve always loved fielding questions from fellow gardeners about problems they are having. It helps to stretch my knowledge – and sometimes increase my humility when I make a mistake. One of the things I enjoy is following a Facebook group where gardeners across the country post problems they are having. Most of the posts

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t!


Things have been going quite well in my garden this spring. We’ve received several bouts of heavy rain, but not so much that there have been floods that would damage roots. In between bouts of weeding (a never-ending chore) I’ve been having fun watching the succession of spring flowers in my garden. First up were

Totally Bogus Gardening Hacks, Part II


Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my second helping of bogus garden hacks from an article I found online. The offending article was on one of those sites that claim to give the reader the “real facts” hitherto hidden from the average reader. It offered ten “gardening hacks” that were guaranteed to give me healthy plants.

Too Much of a Good Thing


As many of you know, Texas has been reeling from an amazingly wet May. The total rainfall for the month was one for the record books. We had so much rain, thunder, and lightning that it came to be the norm rather than the exception for the daily weather. Having spent most of my life in the

Pearls of Wisdom

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

— Jack London


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