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A Handful of Kumquats

With a hand full of kumquats, we said our goodbyes to Dr. Bill and Lucille Welch in College Station. Rebecca jumped on the offer to have some, and Dr.Welch quickly helped. You might be surprised to see a citrus plant living, growing, and maturing in the middle parts of the South. Well, in case you

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Gardening in the Cracks

Had a good bulb hunt today but the pics weren’t that exciting (I’ll post the pics once I filter through them). What I did enjoy was the reseeding annuals I saw popping up in the cracks of a cement drive way. I knew petunias would do this but I didn’t know a salvia (the blue

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Cookies and Crinums

Rebecca and I made it to College Station and had some delightful cookies waiting for us. We devoured them next to a simple arrangement of a crinum with Confederate jasmine as the base. The fragrance is wonderful and the brevity of the design is even more refreshing. The crinum is ‘Diane Welch’ selected/bred by Greg

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Robots on the Farm

Robots on the Farm

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Stolen Bulbs…Police Called

Let this be a reminder to all of you bulb hunters out there….always ask for permission! For years I had eyed a particular group of hardy amaryllis in a garden in Mineola, TX. When I saw an estate sale go up for the house, I thought that it would be a perfect time to buy

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Pass-a-Long Flowers

Well, pass-a-long magnolia blooms to clarify my blog title. We were given one by some friends in the Azalea District in Tyler, TX. The Azalea District has old homes and brick streets from the early 1930’s. It’s a charming part of town, especially on nice evenings like this. The bloom was high in the tree,

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