Article List
DateSubjectAuthor
2/11/2023 WHAT CAN YOU PLANT IN FEBRUARY
Hard to believe, but February is almost half over! What can you plant now? The good ole Farmer’s Almanac have a great modern online site with lots of...
Liz Berry
2/9/2023 Garden Care
Good morning. I'm making more signs for the Garland Community Garden. Here is one on watering.
Liz Berry
2/5/2023 SECOND KEYHOLE GARDEN IS FINISHED
YEA! AT LAST THE SECOND KEYHOLE GARDEN IS COMPLETED! I thought it would take about 5 hours to build. It took 15 hours. Also, although I can't imagine why, I...
Liz Berry
2/5/2023 MORE FROM THE IMPERFECT GARDENER
Update on the Jiffy GreenHouse. Charlie and I purchased a small seed starter kit just 6 days ago on the Monday right before our cold snap. There were...
Liz Berry
2/5/2023 UPDATE ON NEW KEYHOLE GARDEN
NOT PERFECT BUT ENTIRELY FUNCTIONAL I went down to the Garland Community Garden yesterday and built most of Gene's Keyhole Garden. [Gene has serious back...
Liz Berry
2/2/2023 MORE SIGNS IN THE GARLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN
Only a gardener would be looking forward to what grows out of a compost pile. . . OK well maybe a hungry possum would but I can tell you that I'm curious to...
Liz Berry
2/2/2023 MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR URBAN GARDEN SPACE
Tomato plant growing from a tower on a deck growing in only four square feet. Think vertical! You can grow a lot of plants if you grow them up and, in a...
Liz Berry
2/1/2023 Garland Community Garden Continues to Prepare for Spring
I FINISHED ANOTHER BAD WEATHER PROJECT I was going to make a snow cat for our cat, Chakota but alas, the snow around my house is not the fluffy type conducive...
Liz Berry
1/31/2023 HOW TO BUILD A KEYHOLE GARDEN
THIS is great weather for dreaming up projects. BUILDING A KEYHOLE GARDEN When the weather clears this weekend, I’ll be putting in another keyhole garden down...
Liz Berry
1/28/2023 PLANTING BEANS IN NORTH TEXAS
PLANTING BUTTER BEANS In general most all varieties of beans should be planted two weeks after the last frost. Certainly true for butter beans (a.k.a. lima...
Liz Berry
1/27/2023 2023 - The Best Year for the Garland Community Garden
I'm having lots of fun getting the garden ready for spring planting. In addition to making trips to Plano to get soil (so far Charlie and I have made two trips...
Liz Berry
1/24/2023 MAKE A FIVE GALLON BUCKET GARDEN
Well I've just found an excellent project for Charlie: Build a five gallon bucket holder for my Pots only bed at the Garland Community Garden. Great...
Liz Berry
1/22/2023 Tomatoes and Multicultural Plot at the Garland Community Garden
Later this week, after Tuesday's rain, I'll be posting several signs around the Garland community Garden. It is still about two month before visitors will see...
Liz Berry
1/21/2023 WHAT DO GARDENERS DO IN JANUARY? - PART TWO
Oregano growing in a jelly jar with water. Ideal gift for a cook What do gardeners do in January? Many of us start seeds indoors toward the end of...
Liz Berry
1/21/2023 WHAT DO GARDENERS DO IN JANUARY? PART ONE
Potato Tower at Garland Community Garden What do Gardeners do in January - Part One In addition to mooning over seed catalogs and ordering seeds many of us...
Liz Berry
1/10/2023 NEW YEAR FOR GARDENERS IS UNDERWAY
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. YES IT IS TIME TO SOW SOME SEEDS! Unbelievable but this is true. It is time to directly seed some crops now. According to Texas...
Liz Berry
12/16/2022 Downsizing Christmas with Edibles and Peace Rocks
For the most part, after my children were grown, my Christmas-giving has been even more low-key than it was when my children were growing up.[I've always given...
Liz Berry
12/13/2022 MORE USES FOR OKRA!
MORE USES FOR OKRA! Those who know me well, know that among other things I am somewhat of an okra aficionado. This year I grew approximately 250 pounds of okra...
Liz Berry
11/23/2022 THANKSGIVING
POSTER AT GOOD SAM'S - Yes, it's corny and yet still true and uplifting to remember. In fact, it is often the broken among us who bring forth the most amazing...
Liz Berry
11/17/2022 WINTER IS COMING: GET OUT THE GROW LIGHTS
IDLE SPECULATION: WILL MY GROW LIGHT OUTLAST ME? -- Just one of many serious considerations of an older person who is a gardener. I’m now...
Liz Berry