Technically, this should have been done a month ago in #zone8b , but since it rained all October and then froze early and now it’s balmy again, I’m throwing the rule book out the window! RELUCTANT? This demo shows what a simple process it is. You really, really won’t hurt the plant by dividing it. WHY DIVIDE? Some #alliums , like #societygarlic and #garlicchives , will outgrow the space you intended after several years. Irises (rhizome, not a bulb) need to be divided periodically to ensure bloom. Crowded #irises will not put on a big show in spring, so dig them up, thin them out, and replant with several inches between. WHY TRIM THE FOLIAGE BY HALF? Less recovery work for the plant once it goes back into the ground. After you’re done, you’ll have a lot of plants left over that can either be transplanted somewhere else in the garden, or given as gifts. ...Or eaten, in the case of society garlic. This South African native got its common name for having a milder, more “polite” flavor than actual garlic. #tulbaghiaviolacea#texasgardening#texasgarden#bulbs#rhizome#iris#fallgarden#gardeningtips#gardening101#deltadawndemos
Happy friday!! I'm a busy bee over here just cleaning away. Just a small reminder to always be kind. You really never know the battles one faces. I leave you with this beauty and wishing you all the most magical day ❤ #glitterinthegarden
When the fig leaves start curling. It may not actually be winter yet but the fig trees are done. All the leaves are curling up and getting ready to drop. Do you have a time when a certain tree or plant does something and you realize the seasons are changing? The fig trees are that reminder over here. Once they drop their leaves it just feels like winter. Happy Gardening out there this weekend! 👩🏻🌾
Garden is ok - it’s not the best fall garden we have done, but I’m just glad to be able to plant something this year!🤰🤷♀️...left one row open for easy planting, so when my belly is huge in the spring I can sit my pregnant butt on the ground and have Nick hand me Sungold and squash transplants to plant in the mostly prepped bed lol - @ottensmanfarm can do the rest 😄😘 ...we can’t go an entire year without garden tomatoes! 😧🤗🍅🍅 -
The Joey avocado and kumquat in the ground are getting big, and will someday force us to relocate the garden - but that’s ok, I’m cool with having avocados and citrus, and they were actually here first - we will probably plant our other potted avocado and citrus varieties here also since the drainage and soil will be so good! 🍊🍋🥑🌳😃
Lastly our winter hummers are upset the Turk’s cap is compromised so I made them a fresh batch of nectar :) -
the guineas are helping me assess Freeze damage and so far, the expected casualties and dead leaves - but Not the papaya!!...😩😭.... It was in bloom, forming its first fruit - planted it early spring when it was a couple feet tall and thought we’d get some fruit before it froze off this year....oh well I tried covering the trunk but it was getting dark and had to retreat inside - next time I’m wrapping the entire thing, and lighting that baby up! ....the loquats on the other hand are almost in bloom and it’s a pretty day! 😁☀️💙 -
Sometimes jealousy isn't because of what you have materialistically. Some times people envy how people love you, show love to you and have love for you. People envy the way you handled a situation that they probably would have died over. What they thought would've broke you, didn't. They cant stand to see you hold you head up high. Some people envy your intelligence and how you can make things happen. They envy because something they couldnt get past ... you passed with flying colors 💖 #glitterinthegarden
We took our #habitatworkday inside to escape Tuesday morning's cold temperatures, wind, and ice. The group cleaned brownseed paspalum (Paspalum plicatulum) and longspike tridens (Tridens strictus). Thank you, volunteers!
There is literally nothing more stifling than shrinking under the weight of being shamed. Whether we’re ashamed of something in and of ourselves, or whether we’re being shamed by someone else; shame is a destructive emotion rooted in fear and manifested as judgment. Shame is making a value judgement on your character based on something you (or someone else) deems to be wrong. It’s like saying you’re a failure because you’ve failed, or that you’re a mistake because you made a mistake. So you made a mistake? Great, it shows you where you need to grow. So you hurt someone’s feelings? That’s unfortunate, now you’ll learn how to own it and apologize. (This one is a big one in my book) Humans are flawed. we weren’t created to be perfect. Shameful people shame people, and it’s truly sad because often we internalize that shame and believe it.
Don’t forget: in a shame situation, there’s more to be said about the person DOING the shaming, compared to the person BEING shamed. That’s not to say you should never feel bad about anything you do in life, just that you shouldn’t measure your self-worth and character based on “shameful” mistakes or lack of achievements. 💖 #glitterinthegarden
Colorful Cauliflowers are your perfect cool weather crops! 🙌💚 Plant these from seed indoors in the summer and transplant seedlings in late summer. You’ll have yourself a nice #fallharvest 👩🌾👨🌾 #cauliflowers
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Sunday Garden Tour on Monday - This might be the end. It's going to be in the 20s tomorrow night. TWENTIES! IN SOUTH TEXAS! IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE FALL! It's so early for the first freeze! 😕 Here's a look before the freeze and what we've done to get ready.
2. Brussles Sprouts
3. Broccoli...all 3 of these ok in cold temps
4. View through the fence.
5. Say goodbye to the zinnias.
6. Hopefully these herbs make it. They should survive a hard frost or 2.
7. We have yet to pick a red tomato, but have so many green ones.
8. Sooo we picked them because they can suffer damage when temps drop. We will hope for indoor ripening.
9. Also picked a bunch of peppers.
10. To help protect roots, we spread mulch at the base of our perinnials like the lady banks rose, oleander, and the fruit trees. I brought the meyer lemon bush into the garage. Wish my garden luck! #sundaygardentour