Shrew and Snail

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October 2008

Gardening

Green Corn Project benefit

We had a great time volunteering at the Green Corn Project fundraiser today. It was a huge success. So huge, in fact, that pretty much all the food was gone by 2pm! Yowza! I roped BT into all kinds of fun this weekend– hauling dirt and volunteering as a bus boy. Poor guy. The new job is  ...

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Gardening

New bed

Yesterday morning, Bubba from the Natural Gardener delivered 2.5 cubic yards of Hill Country Garden soil. We moved it into the new bed and got it planted. It looks better in real life, but here is my attempt at capturing it. The main players are possumhaw, Gregg’s mistflower, Gulf Coast  ...

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Gardening

Wildflower Center sale

It was a beautiful day for the Wildflower Center plant sale. The fall asters were blooming everywhere– I don’t know how or why I left without buying any, but I did. We did come home with: Possumhaw, Ilex decidua Gregg’s mist flower Prairie rose Cenizo Gregg’s salvia  ...

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Dogs Gardening

It worked!

Hey! It worked! It rained 1.5 inches here! I did something for the first time this week: fertilize the yard. I have never fertilized grass before. Skip Richter made me do it! Well, after watching CTG, I looked at the back yard where the dogs have worn it down to a brown thatch with a few green  ...

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Gardening

Progress

I would show you the progress in the back bed, but it sure doesn’t look like much at the moment.  Just a bunch of dead grass and some little scrawny plants. The white potato vines that Nana bought me were looking pretty limp in their pots, so I went ahead and put them in the ground. They  ...

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