• Read This: Under Western Skies

    Read This: Under Western Skies

    September 16, 2021 Texas straddles the climatic line between the Southeast and the Southwest — Austin even more so, sitting smack-dab in the middle of...

  • How to Grow and Care for Viburnum

    How to Grow and Care for Viburnum

    Viburnum spp. The Viburnum genus contains more than 150 different ornamental woody shrub species. These are members of the Adoxaceae family, which also includes elderberries....

  • How and When to Plant Winter Cover Crops

    How and When to Plant Winter Cover Crops

    Cold weather cover crops, or green manure crops, are planted from the end of summer to early fall for the purpose of enriching and protecting...

  • Make Soothing Herbal Tea for Colds and the Flu

    Make Soothing Herbal Tea for Colds and the Flu

    Even if you’re ultra-vigilant with handwashing during cold and flu season, it’s still difficult to avoid exposure to nasty germs and viruses – they’re in...

  • How to Protect Apple Trees in the Winter

    How to Protect Apple Trees in the Winter

    When our little Alaskan house was being built, I begged the builder to tell the land-clearers not to cut down any trees they didn’t have...

  • Tips for Planting Roses in the Fall

    Tips for Planting Roses in the Fall

    Planting perennials like roses in the fall is my secret weapon. Okay, so it’s not exactly a secret, but even though it’s finally getting more...

  • How to Identify and Control Cabbage Pests

    How to Identify and Control Cabbage Pests

    Most home gardeners learn quickly that there are some crops that need protection and rescue from a variety of common pests. Hornworms are going to...