This photo comes from the Sunshine Gardens site. The woman in the center of the picture is not me, but it could be. Surrounded by a plethora of choices, her entire vision consumed with baby plants bristling with ID sticks that scream for her attention, this woman pauses, stunned by indecision and no doubt ruminating on past tomato crop failures and crushed dreams of seasonal color. . . yes, that could be me. And yet, like her, I return to the scene of the crime, hoping that this year, perhaps rain and sun and luck will conspire to work kindly upon my garden efforts. So, fellow gardeners, mark your calendars: Sunshine Community Gardens Spring Plant Sale March 1, 9 - 2pm
After 10 years gardening on solid rock in Rollingwood, I moved into a 40's cottage in the North Loop area spring 2007. The little postage stamp yard is black clay and no one had ever dug a single flower bed. After visiting Key West a few years ago, I came back inspired by the little frame cottages, white painted railings, and rustling palm leaves. So the plan is: desert tropical cottage garden.