Category Archives: Garlic

Warm Up on the Way

I am anticipating a big melt down today followed by fever. Which translates to snow melting and spring fever. With temperatures on the rise from now until next week, the bees will surely know that spring is close. I’m sure they will be out today.  As I took them some sugar-water this morning, the temp […]

A Good Time To Look Back

My preparations for New Years Eve included a trip to the library for books, rushing home to  put on my flannel pj’s, and crawling into bed at 7:30.  As I checked my emails, I noticed that WordPress had sent me a summary of my top posts for 2014. I found it interesting that  the most […]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I wanted to compile a list of things (or gadgets or do-dads) that have made my life a little easier over the years and maybe give you some ideas for last-minute shopping.  One would think, since I garden so much, that many of these would be related to  this subject.  Instead, I have found that most of […]

It's That Time Again

It’s that time of year when we are all cleaning up our gardens and preparing for colder weather.  But, if you would like to have garlic next summer, it’s time to think about planting it now. I’m going to be lazy today and reblog the post I did last year.  Sorry for the rerun but […]

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

JFK and Frozen Garlic

I spent the better part of last week in Dallas for meetings.  Friday, Dallas saw temperatures in the lower 70’s, so it didn’t take much to convince me to skip out of the afternoon meeting and take a field trip. As many times as I’ve been to Dallas, I had never been to the Sixth […]

Planting Garlic

Last fall was my first time to plant garlic.  It was so easy.  I picked a spot in the garden, made a raised area with the soil, planted and mulched. Then I left it alone until summer. You can’t get much easier than that. Garlic is a bulb full of separate cloves that pull apart […]

It's Garlic Diggin' Time (plus another garden pest)

Back in October, I decided to try my hand at planting garlic. I ordered my organic garlic from Renee’s Garden, prepared my bed and planted the cloves about 4-5 inches apart. Then I ignored them until last Sunday. Before we left on vacation, the tops were just beginning to turn brown.  We had an excessive […]