Monday, October 20, 2014

I am Now a Southern Gardener

I took a very big step this fall: I moved from Helena, Montana to Houston, Texas. I have been a Northern gardener for my entire life but I am very much looking forward to gardening year-round and experimenting with plants I could never grow in Montana. I have been here for two very eventful weeks!

Week 1:
  • Picked up a copy of Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening at an estate sale for $5 ($40 new/$25 on Amazon). Bargain!
  • Assessed the garden spaces around the house: clay soil, lots of black mulch. It does not drain well at all... we'll have to fix that.
  • Picked a couple of pounds of pecans off the ground after a big storm with a bunch of other random people on the side of the roads near Sugar Land. Apparently this is a common thing?
Week 2: