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Foliage architecture (and art) on Rice University campus

14 hours agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

At my alma mater in Houston last month (right after Hurricane Harvey), I appreciated the marriage of foliage and architecture at the Brochstein Pavilion, a remarkable structure and hub of student activity that didn’t exist when I was a student at Rice University. Show More Summary

Pineapple – Dividing and Growing

Q: I have a three year old pineapple plant. It has three babies growing from the bottom of the plant. Should I repot the babies? A: Interesting! A pineapple usually doesn’t make offsets until after it flowers. Despite that, I think the babies will root and grow just fine for you. Pull the whole big […]

Visit to Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden

Although I’ve been to Dallas and its well-known public garden many times, until last weekend I’d never visited the botanical garden in nearby Fort Worth, just 45 minutes to the west. While not showy like Dallas Arboretum, Fort WorthShow More Summary

Botanical art at Stutsman garden, plus Dallas/Fort Worth nurseries

2 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

I road-tripped up to Dallas/Fort Worth last weekend with a friend for two days of garden visiting and nursery shopping. The Garden Conservancy was hosting an Open Days tour in Fort Worth on Sunday, and my favorite garden turned out to be that of metal artist Wanda Stutsman. Show More Summary

Use Puck.js to Automate Your Gardening Tasks

Are you one of those people, like us, that have trouble remembering to water your tomato plants? Now you no longer have to! Read more on MAKE The post Use Puck.js to Automate Your Gardening Tasks appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Landscape Architect Wins MacArthur Genius Award by Susan Harris

Nice news this week via Brad McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine, who writes: Kate Orff, ASLA, became the first landscape architect to receive a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, which carries a $625,000 award over five years...Show More Summary

Rejuvenation of Garage Side Path

3 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Greenbow

As you can see the Garage Side Path to the back garden is hardly discernable. The pine needles that I use to delineate this path from the beds has worn down this summer. Time to get it refurbished while the pine tree is sluffing off old needles. Show More Summary

Ask Your Budtender First by Allen Bush

  I went to a legal pot dispensary in Denver this summer. Marijuana, you’ve no doubt heard, is a hot commodity in Colorado. The dispensary reminded me of the Long Branch Saloon on the long-playing television series Gunsmoke (1955-1975). Miss Kitty traded gossip in the saloon with U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon and Doc Adams but […]

Pumpkins in the land of Oz at Dallas Arboretum

4 days agoHobbies / Gardening : Digging

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! But the woman in front of the curtain? That’s Diana, my friend and fellow explorer last weekend at the annual Pumpkin Village at Dallas Arboretum. This year the Arboretum carries you off...Show More Summary

Coppiced Trees – Weak or Not?

Q: During your radio program you described water sprouts from the base of a ginkgo tree which had apparently perished. Your conversation got me to thinking about a silviculture practice known as coppicing. Coppicing involves the retention and development of new growth sprouting from the stumps of various tree species, including maple, oak, ash, black […]

Pecan Tree – When to Take Down

Q: During a storm one of the lower limbs broke off my pecan tree. What should I do to save my tree? A: If the tree were out in a field, away from people, I’d say leave it and let’s see what happens. But it’s right there beside a swing set, a seesaw and a […]

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