Article List
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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
11/15/2022 MANY JOURNEYS, MANY LESSONS
THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF JOURNEYS AND EVEN JOURNEYS WITHIN JOURNEYS THAT WE TAKE THROUGHOUT OUR LIFETIME. Section of a mural painted on the side of a building...
Liz Berry
11/14/2022 Papayas--a Great Holiday Gift!
I NOW SHARE MY WORLD WITH A PAPAYA This June a friend of mine, Pat Patel, gave me a small papaya plant, about four inches high in a paper cup. It grew and...
Liz Berry
11/11/2022 RETURNING HOME TO THE GARDENS
Okra is still blooming [November 11, 2022 -- Planted April 15, 2022 AMAZING TO RETURN TO THE GARDEN AFTER TWO WEEKS In part of my front yard I have a modified...
Liz Berry
10/20/2022 Scarecrow Appears in Garland Community Garden!
New Resident in the Garland Community Garden--a female fashionista Scarecrow. SCARECROWS Many Gardens have a scarecrow and now the Garland Community Garden has...
Liz Berry
10/14/2022 TAKE A NEARCATION TO THE TEXAS STATE FAIR
NEARCATION - Like a vacation only near to home, shorter, and much less expensive Yesterday Charlie and I took a nearcation. We went to the Texas State Fair....
Liz Berry
10/14/2022 UPDATE ON MONARCH CATERPILLAR
SHE WAS BORN ["eclosed"] Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on Tuesday, Married on Wednesday, Took ill on Thursday, Grew worse on Friday, Died on...
Liz Berry
10/8/2022 Monarchs have arrived in Garland, Texas!
Garland Community Garden- Garland Texas October 8, 2022 1PM This afternoon I counted 25 Monarch butterflies in a Zinnia patch near our Monarch wings sign....
Liz Berry
10/3/2022 HOW I LEARNED ABOUT MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
St. Joseph's Cathedral in the Cotton Patch near Munday, Texas In 2000, when I still lived by the beach in Southern California my mom called me as she often...
Liz Berry
10/2/2022 At last! The wings are here.
No, you can’t eat them! At last! The Monarch Wings are installed in the Garland Community Garden. Yesterday, October 1, Charlie and I installed them. It...
Liz Berry
9/9/2022 COMMUNITY GARDEN DEFINED
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GARDEN? Judging from several posts that appeared recently on NEXT DOOR, there are quite a few folks in Garland who do not understand what...
Liz Berry
8/27/2022 Beautiful Garland Community Garden and Beautiful People
THE GARLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE and the overwhelming majority of people who visit it are beautiful and like the garden itself, they teach me...
Liz Berry
8/21/2022 CAUGHT IN THE ACT OF STEALING FROM A COMMUNITY GARDEN
UPDATE AUGUST 23: We filed a Garland police report on them this morning. At the least it will establish an official record. We are hoping it will enable us...
Liz Berry
8/21/2022 ANOTHER THEFT AT THE GARLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN
ONCE AGAIN SOMEONE STEALS FOOD THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO THEM AT THE GARLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN. On May 22 of this year someone came and stripped 95% of the leaves...
Liz Berry
8/17/2022 THERMOMETERS IN THE GARDEN
HOW HOT IS It REALLY? [As far as a vegetable garden goes, it's hot enough to water twice a day.] When I do things as I did yesterday, I soothe my bruised ego...
Liz Berry
8/14/2022 Garland Community Event Saturday August 20 at 9AM
FOOD FOR HUMMINGBIRDS AND PEOPLE. BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM. [canned goods; milk that is packaged for non-refrigerated shelf life; boxes of raisins,...
Liz Berry