Watermelon, A Treat For Long Days

By: Jannie Vaught With the garden fully planted and the job of setting watering systems and repairing sprinklers the only thought in my mind as I plant and dig is “Watermelon.” Citrullus lanatus is a scrambling and trailing vine in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae. The species long thought to originate in South Africa. Although…

Freedom Of Mind From Physical Attachments

By: Stephan Pisko, Metaphysical Photographic Life My universal positive message for this lovely blessed Spring Day is one so very important for us to carry within our ‘spiritual sustenance’ – Freedom of Mind from Physical Attachments. The physical will always let you down don’t attach yourself to physical possessions limit this attachment for maximum personal…

The Winter Chill

weather   By: Jannie Vaught Can you say Burrr? I can and it has taken a large toll on the garden and the creatures that inhabit it. Even my artichokes are looking like they are surrendering to the frozen effect  of winters domain. I have done chop and drop, a simple cut down and leave in…

From The Remarkable Plants of Texas

  By: Jannie Vaught   As this gardener wanders through the extensive history and availability of the many native plants of Texas, I find some interesting and thought provoking plants. In my list of “Things that make you go hum.” The Common Persimmon is one. Not to be confused with the Texas Persimmon, The little black…

An Easy Way to Grow Potatoes

By: Jannie Vaught How many ways are there to plant potatoes? Well about as many as you can imagine? Today we will cover planting in barrels, pot’s and bags. For someone with limited space growing potato’s for a few summer meals is possible. First decide the variety you want to grow. Then the way you want…

Cucumbers The Mighty Vegetable

  By: Jannie Vaught The first day of summer arrived with a bang! The storm was a hit and run. We had been out doing the weekly mow–ugh– and rushed inside to get cover. Welcome summer. This may be the beginning of another interesting season. This week cucumbers seem to be the topic. This is the…