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RJ Meets The Bulb Hunter, Part 1

RJ Meets The Bulb Hunter, Part 1

From Rebecca Joy: There have been several defining moments over the course of my life, but few of them compare to the day I met Chris, The Bulb Hunter. Little did I know the whirlwind of activity that would follow our blind date in April of 2009. From the first time my sister, Amy, saw […]

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The Best View

The Best View

Perhaps as old as Cain and Abel is a woman’s need to install contact paper in cabinets. I never quite understood this before, but after Rebecca completed this task, the results were remarkable. When you live in a fifty plus year old cabin, the dust, and critters are very difficult to control. Contact paper does […]

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Bulbs Before Breakfast

Bulbs Before Breakfast

Even after a long, busy day yesterday, we still found the energy to harvest these crinum blooms. The stink bugs were having a hay day crawling over every inch of the stems. Rebecca made sure that I shook the flowers clean before bringing the blooms into the car. Dinner didn’t happen until after eight in […]

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Milking Stool

Milking Stool

Insomnia is rarely a problem here at the Red Cabin because there is never a dull moment and always something to do. Rebecca was thrilled to have the shelving system completed yesterday. Used scraps of lumber found on the farm and scavenged from my brother’s home in Tyler. This little guy was working hard alongside […]

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How Did These Polka Dot Boots Get In My Cabin?

Immobilized this morning by a down phone line and consequently no internet, I began the task of designing a shelving system. Rebecca seemed a little too happy about the lack of internet. She seized the opportunity to get more of my help in setting up the Red Cabin. We need to create shelves for three […]

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The Winner IS!!! Robin Egg Blue

Rebecca and I spent our first official night in cabin. I also had my first full hot shower in the cabin EVER. We are still existing with no internet after the many renovations. I’m running around Tyler and preparing Crinum bulbs tonight. We’re going by Home Depot later this week to pick up robin egg […]

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Bulb Life: From Robert’s Eyes

A crowded mass of roots from a packed pot of Crinum ‘Summer Nocturne’ Breaking up the pots of bulbs proved harder than usual. These bulbs were so large and had so many babies (offsets or bulblets is probably a better term) on each bulb, that I spent about 15 minutes per pot. Some of them […]

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Back in the Saddle with Crinums

Back in the saddle again and working with Crinums.  We are displaced in Houston right now as the cabin undergoes some renovations (we’ll take pictures as soon as we make it back up later this weekend). In the mean time, SouthernBulbs.com sold out of bulbs while I was gone…yahoo!  That means lots of good bulbs […]

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“…The bookcase??? Whatever Rebecca wants would be my choice…” – Mary

Yesterday the dust cleared enough for us to begin playing the game of catch up! First of all…bulbs.  Crinums are beginning to bloom everywhere.  We went through a period of drought, but as many of you know, crinums will survive this without any problem.  But, it is always the rain that really triggers them to […]

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Back in Texas & Your Opinion Needed

We finally have a full day back in Texas!!!  Time for more videos and pics from London, England, and the Chelsea Flower show.  Today our June issue of our newsletter “The Bulb Hunter” is released, and we have some fresh updates from the red cabin, and we need your help with a question about the […]

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