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Recent Garden Tour by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I was visiting a couple recently that are customers of mine that have, like most of my customers, become very good friends. Mrs. Cole is an avid gardener and has an unusual ... Read on »
West Texas Excursion by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening My neighbor down the road recently asked me to go to their ranch in west Texas, close to Dryden, to help with some ranch work that needed to be done. His wife didn't want hi ... Read on »
The Sky Forest of the Thalia by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening That sounds like some thing from the movie Avatar and really, it's kind of close. Thalia was one of the first plants we bought when we built our first pond. It provides a ta ... Read on »
Hazards Of Country Gardening by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Woke up a couple mornings ago to the sound of my dog going nuts. I hollered at Lyn to see what was wrong. She hollered back that there was a cow in the front yard. I got up, ... Read on »
More Progress on the Back Yard by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening The bed that was started in the last post is all done now. The two layers of rocks make for a very natural looking ledge. The dirt depth behind the rocks is about fifteen in ... Read on »
A Yard With No Lawn. by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It's been a busy winter with lots of hard work and many decisions made on major garden design changes. A few years ago, when we had fifteen inches of rain in two days, the e ... Read on »
Trapping Ant Lions by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Most country folk and a some city folk know what an ant lion is. They make the little funnel shaped holes in the ground in dry loose dirt. When an ant or other little bug ha ... Read on »
Unusual Find by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I was coming back to the house today on CR 258, a little country road that winds it's way by Lake Georgetown. I saw what looked like a black bird in the road dead. As I got ... Read on »
Snake Bit Dog by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Tuesday morning found me sitting on the porch, drinking a cup of coffee and talking to Lyn's brother from Las Vegas. He was really enjoying the quiet of the country and the ... Read on »
Hill Country Natives by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Hill Country Natives had their annual shindig this past weekend and it was bigger and better than ever. They have a lot of my work as well as the work of some talented artis ... Read on »
Poppy Party by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening An internet friend in northern California sent me several ounces of poppy seeds last year. In the fall I mentioned to Lyn that she might want to sprinkle a few seeds around ... Read on »
Winter Chores by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening While it looks like spring it could still get cold. In fact there is a fire in the stove right now as it is going to be around 40 degrees tonight. We have heated our house w ... Read on »
Winter Invasion by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I always have some Henbit. Not a lot mind you, just some. Usually it grows in the pebble walkways of the vegi gardens. However, there is so little as to have never been cons ... Read on »
A New Year by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I'm so glad that 2011 is over, it was not a good year here at Draco. After Lyn fell and broke her arm in March, a compound fracture that required plates and screws, her back ... Read on »
Hill Country Natives Nursery by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening I went to the Hill Country Natives open house today. I had a great time, visited with friends and met some new ones as well. The owners, Mitch and Kathy Mitchemore, are the ... Read on »
Man It's Hot by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening It's not only hot but it's dry as well. I have only had 1 7/8" of rain here since the first of the year. I'm praying that the well holds up so we have water to the house. Ha ... Read on »
Garden Metalwork by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Metal worker by trade and gardener by hobby, it's nice for me when the two come together. It seems metal just goes well in the garden, the lawn or the patio. I always consid ... Read on »
Wandering Buffalo by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening Agnes Plutino was one of the first people I met when I joined the Georgetown chapter of the Native Plant Society. She certainly must be one of the nicest people I've ever me ... Read on »
Bugs by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening While most gardeners are always on the look out for bugs, fly fishers are as well. Gardeners try to determine if they are good or bad, anglers try to determine if they would ... Read on »
Important Native by Bob Pool Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Gardening While hunkered down under a piece of farm equipment I was supposed to repair, the rancher that owned it was bent over, looking into the grass. I thought he had lost somethin ... Read on »