Tag Archives: garden


Front Yard Improvement

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I had been neglecting our front yard for way too long, not only because I am too lazy, but also because I can’t work as much and as hard, especially in our Texas heat, as I used to be. For … Continue reading


Meanwhile in the Garden: Removing Thistles

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Yesterday and today I was in the garden, removing hundreds – no, that’s not exaggerated – of thistles. I had left it way too long, and thus they had proliferated like mad. It’s the first time I tried to remove … Continue reading


First Blossoms

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And now, as indicated in my last posting, some of the first blossoms in our garden in more detail/close-ups, first some Mexican Plums: Erste Blüten Und nun, wie im vorherigen Beitrag schon angekündigt, einige der ersten Blüten in unserem Garten … Continue reading


Rain – Glorious, Wonderful, Long Longed For, Ever So Welcome

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In my previous post I already talked about the rain that had started yesterday in the afternoon and that has brought us here at the house 1.9″ so far. This morning, when I got up, I heard that most welcome … Continue reading


What’s New in the Garden?

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Despite the hot and dry weather I have done some work in the garden myself, but I have also – finally – enlisted some local help. It has taken me a very long time to get over my misplaced ambition … Continue reading


Watering Restrictions

For a long time, I think for two years or even more, we have been at stage three of watering restrictions here in Fredericksburg.I don’t want to go into all the details, just that for us it means we can … Continue reading


Garden(ing) News – Blogpost #4 [Nursery and Vegetable “Garden”]

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I have fairly frequently posted about me growing shrubs and trees in my nursery, but now there’s more: Mary has started growing veggies and herbs there, too. The nursery, btw, is in our former dog kennel, to protect the plants … Continue reading


More News from the “Garden Front”

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Lately, I got myself another gardening tool – or gardening toy, as some who know me might say: a lawn sweeper: Mehr Nachrichten von der “Gartenfront” Neulich habe ich ein weiteres Gartenwerkzeug – oder “Gartenspielzeug”, wie die, die mich besser … Continue reading


Lately in the garden I was thinking: Why can’t the deer eat the dry grass or hay, respectively? Instead, they eat young shoots of the plants we like. Why can’t our armadillo eat the fire ants? There are zillions of … Continue reading


The Day After …

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… rain: after our heavy rain fall yesterday, we had a gorgeously mystical morning with the rays of the rising sun filtering through the ever so thin mist: Der Tag danach … … nach dem Regen: nach unserem Wolkenbruch gestern … Continue reading