Late Summer Blooming Garlic Chives

If you enjoy cooking Asian foods, you’ll enjoy having a ready supply of garlic chives. Garlic chives are the big brother of the more commonly grown onion chives. They grow about twice as tall and have a more assertive garlic flavor. Onion chives have small cylindrical...

Get Your Garden Tools Ready for Spring

Many of us are still dealing with frigid weather. Spring can seem a long way off but a month from now things will be different. But before the weather warms you can get ahead of the game and get your garden tools ready for the season.

Rotisserie Chicken Soup

The majority of my at-home dinners are from scratch – or nearly so. But we all have those days when ToDo list overwhelms the time available and you have to punt. That’s when a rotisserie chicken can save the day.

Is It Spring Yet?

As I write this post, my Fort Worth home has an inch of snow on the ground from a storm that passed through two days ago. Texans are feeling downright edgy being cooped up from all that white stuff that has no business this far south.  But slowly the days will warm and  we will be on our way to the first signs of spring. Get ready with these gardening tips.

New Ideas For Your 2022 Garden

Happy New Year! Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances, may the coming year bring you many joyful moments. Of course I hope some of those happy times take place in and around gardens. To help you make this come true I’ve collected a few ideas to get you out of your comfort zone and into something new.

Caring For a Rosemary Holiday Bush

Beautiful though they are, most rosemary holiday bushes often don’t last beyond the holiday season. Rosemary is an outdoor shrub, not an indoor tropical houseplant. The techniques homeowners use to successfully grow philodendrons and ferns indoors will kill rosemary. Here’s what to do.

Bogus Gardening Advice, 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.

Bogus Gardening Advice, Part I

My beloved husband is always on the lookout for garden articles on the Internet that I might find interesting. Most of his discoveries are worthwhile. Recently however he forwarded a link to a page that had my blood boiling within minutes.


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Talent hits the target no one else can hit; genius hits the target no one else can see.

Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed up in overalls and looks like work.

The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow.

Chinese Proverb

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did the thing wrong.

A goal without an action plan is a daydream.

Nathaniel Brandon

Knowledge talks, wisdom listens.

Jim Hendrix

God gave us memories that we may have roses in December.

J.M. Barrie

If you aim at nothing, you will surely hit it


Patience is the companion of wisdom.

Saint Augustine

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

What separates the talented individual from the successful one is hard work.

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

When things go wrong, don't go with them.

Elvis Presley

Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes it is the triumph of hope over experience.

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