My Favorite Little Petunias

My Favorite Little Petunias

I’ve watched these petunias all year long with great enthusiasm, but alas, they are on their way out. I snuck one last peak today of these petunias next to an empty barn of an old nursery. The land is about to sell to a new owner, and I hope they let them reseed.

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Leaving Rockport

We said goodbye today to the Texas coastline and headed back to the pine trees and fresh water lakes of East Texas. We did go to Port Aransas today and I’m happy to say that the crinums are in bloom. I saw a sign that said that litter removal on one stretch of the road […]

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Rockport Blooms and Fish

Rockport Blooms and Fish

I took a tour of a bay house today. This particular house has planted a good number of my bulbs. I was delighted to see our Crinum “Milk and Wine” blooming in their garden. The high winds blew the bloom over the night before so we cut it off and took it inside. Also growing […]

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Ol’ Ags and New Seeds

Spent the night with some old friends/roommates from college in Houston tonight! Former students of Texas A&M are sometimes called ol’ Ags and unfortunately we all are getting older! We were in the Corps of Cadets together in Company C-2 where my nickname was of course “flower!” Life continues in spite of us all getting

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This is Also Texas

So often you just see the pictures of the daffodils and line trees around the Southern Bulb farm in Northeast Texas, but Texas and the South have so much more in terms of geographic diversity, such as the Gulf Coast. That is where I was today, in Rockport, Texas. Funny enough, there was a milk

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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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Harvest Time!

We’ve begun to harvest our main rows of oxblood lilies and the crop is really looking great. Most of them were up by the morning. It’s getting to be the time of year where a bulb exposed in the direct sun for more than an hour can cook it right away. Oxbloods can be especially […]

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