Agri Life Extension, Home Fruit Production-Pecans This reliable source will give you everything needed to grow this magnificent tree. Soil and site requirements, purchasing. Bare root, container and large transplanting. Varieties and a good chart that shows which variety does best in certain areas of Texas. Pollination, early pollen shedding and late shedding varieties. Planting, spacing and training. Pruning mature trees “No Topping!” Fertilization for … Continue reading The Pecan Is the Texas State Tree And Is Native To 150 Counties
By Jannie Vaught Today as I was enjoying my morning walk through the garden and fruit trees I was thinking. “What fruit tree inspires me for being thankful?” It is surprisingly the Persimmon, Diospyros texana. Texas persimmons are native from Northern Mexico to Central Texas. Extremely drought resistant and a graceful slow-growing tree, bearing a black fruit. Often called black persimmon. Another reason to “go … Continue reading A Walk In Gratitude
By Jannie Vaught Yes, how about a happy, healing, or relaxing garden design? Take some time to look at all 3 levels. Ground level, mid-level and upper story. Are you trudging to the back to plant, water and compost or can you enjoy possibly a curved walk under fruiting or flowering tree a row of native grasses, flowers, and grains along the walk to the … Continue reading Designing Your Garden, Landscape, And Applying A Design That Has “Feelings”
By Jannie Vaught There are two topics to cover this week, the effect of our drought on our trees and the Monarch Butterfly migration. The health of our native trees is evident as we travel out of town, and the many lost trees in town and also native shrubs and plants is a witness to the long and hard summer we experienced, and it hasn’t … Continue reading Trees and Monarch Butterflies
Jannie Vaught To observe the many flowering trees and native plants. The Blue bonnets are up and beautiful, the prickly poppies, white against a backdrop of winter browns and Indian Paintbrush is starting to show, the eye catching orange- red. What has peaked my interest is the Red Bud trees. So as I was looking at these lovely trees I went a little … Continue reading Just A Fine Day To Take A Drive And Walk Around Our Town
By Jannie Vaught My question is how is this going to affect the trees which took such a complete assault. So I went to” Texas A&M Forest Service, flood and trees what to do”. You can see this on the internet. Flooding is a catastrophic event and can take years for trees to return to normal. How does flooding kill trees? Roots need oxygen to … Continue reading From Severe Drought To Record Making Flooding
By Jannie Vaught As we are struggling with No Rain, drought conditions and the serious state of our water sources it is time to look at this important issue. Trees are resilient and long-lived, but like all living plants, they need moisture, either rain or water coming from us. Trees that are under areas that get water are less likely to get in serious condition. … Continue reading Care For Trees In Times Of Drought
By Jannie Vaught There is a saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and never is it truer than in natures garden. Some like ordered rows and clear lines of plants and some prefer natures tumble of flowers native grasses and low growing ground cover. And some of us like a little of both. Summer has stepped its hot dry foot right in … Continue reading A Gardens Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
By Jannie Vaught Lagerstroemia! Commonly known as crape myrtle or crepe myrtle. Is a genus of around 50 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. From the Indian subcontinent. And they grow excellent here in the South. Known for their beautiful summer flowers and mottled peeling bark. All species are woody in nature, they can range in heights. Very dwarf from 1 to 3 … Continue reading Have You Noticed The Crape Myrtles Are Blooming?
By: Jannie Vaught When the temperatures soar to 101 and above the possibility of garden plant loss is high! It takes a dedicated garden nerd to be up with the sunrise and start watering and putting up shade cloth. With the intense sunshine the plants wilt in a hurry and if they what I call “wilt down hard”, which is the outer tips of … Continue reading The Heat Is On!
By Jannie Vaught As trees go, the humble Hackberry is much misunderstood . I have a thriving specimen that has been a shade treasure and has grown into a wonder tree. I hear it called a trash tree and is often removed with not much thought. Here are some thought and history for this noble tree: The Hackberry, Celtis Laevigata … Continue reading The Humble Hackberry Tree