Pretty much the only flower that can stand the TX heat…
Texas is a pretty interesting place to live, and this Summer was more so. As we are going into the second year here in Dallas we made a few observations: There are two growth seasons for vegetables here in Northern Texas: Spring and Fall. Winter is often too cold to grow vegetables (we had one week of temperature blow freezing this year which killed off most of our vegetables) Summer is too hot and too dry to grow much, this year was exceptionally hot and dry! Most of the plants sim...
Looking closer at my nandina bushes I noticed a particular insect. Never seen it anywhere else before and it appears to have a strong preference for nandina flowers.
Cooking is on of the reasons (maybe the most important reason for me at least) whey we started gardening. Nothing beats fresh harvested produce. In this series of blog entires I attempt to share a bit of the fun of cooking with y’all. Let me start with a Texan barbecue.Granted, what we are doing might is quite different from the typical Texan BBQ (as described here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbecue_in_Texas), but I must admit it tastes at least as good. And as y’all mig...
Another vegetable we’ve been harvesting for a while: Si Gua. And of course there is always more don gua, Seven more to come. Just hope the frost stays away a few more weeks…
It’s harvesting time in TX. The winter melons have been doing well and seem to enjoy the TX summer.
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