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Jack O'Lanterns at PB Garden

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We enjoyed having the boys stay overnight and made a trip to Hall's Pumpkin Patch.  Grandpa has not lost his carving skills and finished these pumpkins for them to take home.  We love the fall but know that this will start the beginning of the holidays and the end of another year will soon come

As you Work in the Garden the Garden Works on You

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I read a quote the other day that said "As you work in the garden, the garden works on you".  So interesting are these versatile, heat loving and beautiful feathery celosia and the life lesson they taught me this summer.  Despite brutal heat they never gave up giving beauty.  Instead of

Enjoing the Last of the Zinnias

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Pictures speak louder than words for this beautiful zinnia.  Still so exquisite today after a brutally hot summer.   These are called Benary Zinnia and this one is salmon color.    These are truly my new favorite and I will defiinitely plant more of these next year.

Lisianthus Thriving Despite Brutal Heat

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This year I tried something new that I Iearned about from my friend Shannon at Skye Flower Field They are called lisianthus.  A beatiful, delicate rose like flower that grows on a very tall fragile stalk.  Despite the high te

Planting the Seeds of Retirement

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When I retire I know I will have a limited budget for plants and that is fine.  To prepare for that i have been learning seeds.  My Mom planted everything from seed.  It was overwhelming at first but after two years, I am starting to get the hang of it.  It is a lot of fun. 

Dahlias

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In my post from 2008,  PB Garden Post 2008 Dahlias I had my first successful tuber bloom in this hot North Texas weather.  I was lucky that my Dad was here to see that bloom because he shared a story about my Grandpa that I did not know.  He loved

Learning Seeds

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Last year during the pandemic I started learning about planting from seeds.  My Mom always started all her plants from seeds.  She was an amazing gardener and everything grew for her really easy.   I have been so surprised how easy it is to grow zinnias from seed and they actually love the Texas

Longing for Spring and Normal Times

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There will be a bitter freeze this weekend in DFW.   I am so worried that I will lose some of my favorite flowers along the pathway.  I can only hope for the best.   Still keeping a low profile and staying safe with my BFF. 

Marigolds for Mom

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Mom's favorite flowers to plant in the yard were marigolds.  She would start marigold seeds each winter in the basement during the winter under her plant lights.  Each spring she filled the yard with marigolds, zinnias and dahlias.   In her memory two very special friends in Chicago planted a ma

Candle Trees are Glorious This Pandemic Year

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Every year Paul and I go to Archie's Gardenland in Fort Worth to pick up our candle trees. https://www.archiesgardenland.com/    We usually stop for lunch after at our favorite Italian restaurant but this year was different.  Donned with our PPE,

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