What Hot Weather Does to Cilantro

Last weekend when I was out watering my front garden, I noticed some big changes to my cilantro. What was a green luscious plant barely a foot tall six weeks ago was now reaching two feet tall and sporting delicate clusters of white flowers. It was healthy and pretty and going to seed. But it

Snapshots From My Herb’n Homestead

April is now a happy memory and May is just beginning to show her colors. Spring this year has been an on-again-off-again adventure. Here in Fort Worth (and many other parts of the country) we have been dealing with temperature changes as much as 40-50 degrees from one day to another. It’s no wonder that

Seven Herbs For Tex-Mex Foods

The coming summer months are the best time for cool drinks and the fiery flavors of Tex-Mex foods. Many of the ingredients can easily be grown in your garden, even if you don’t live in the Lone Star State. Here are seven herbs that provide just the right kick for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other

When Is an Annual Not an Annual?

As we move from summer into fall, certain garden activities start appearing on our To Do list. We think about dividing overgrown perennials, planting spring-flowering bulbs, and generally putting the garden to bed for the winter. These activities often bring with them the question of what to do with some of our annuals such as

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