After taking many many months off from the forum..... Thought I would log in and say "Howdy" from Texas. 2011 was a eventful year at the ranch!! 2012 has been a wonderful year so far..... we have been blessed with several inches of rain and the tanks are full after most went dry last summer. Now time to re plant shrubs that we lost during the drought.
Mar 2, 2012 | 9:11 AM PST
Where abouts do you live in Texas? East? I live near Tyler. Since the drought have you modified anything?..Like having rainbarrels, or adding drought tolerant shrubs? Our Maple and Magnolia trees totally died this last year. :(
Mar 2, 2012 | 9:22 AM PST
Hi txrose!!!! I am just north west of Ft. Worth. Yes I will be doing a lot of modifying at the ranch. We lost several tree's that are way over 50 years old, very sad to see the loss. I've lost 75 percent of all my shrubs and such that have been well established from 10 years ago. I plant most items that don't need much water as we are on well water. Most amazing to me is that my newly planted roses survived!!!! I can't wait for them all to bloom :)
Mar 2, 2012 | 4:20 PM PST
I have a Texas connection. My son Stuart and his wife and daughter live in Spring Texas, just north of Houston. Been there and loved it. Have another son who used to live in San Antonio. Been there and loved it.
Mar 3, 2012 | 9:59 AM PST
Welcome back! I used to live in Texas and am feeling for a lot of my gardening friends down there. Texas was hot and dry enough for me when 6 years ago when I lived there last!