Citrus Apocalypse part 2! Yellow Dragon on the Move.

CitrusGreening2If you’ve read our previous blog entry on citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease, you have an idea of the threat it poses to the vitality and existence of our citrus trees. This disease was introduced to our region by a singular retail chain of nurseries. This business has stores in Harris county (where the disease was first identified in our region), as well as Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Consequently citrus greening has now been identified in Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Continue reading

Citrus Apocalypse! Beware the Yellow Dragon.

orangeshlbA world without fresh squeezed orange juice, lemonade, grapefruit for breakfast, or any other of the wonderful ways we use citruses is a daunting possibility due to a fast spreading disease spread by an invasive pest sweeping across the globe and which has now found us here in Houston and surrounding communities.

Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world. It is also known as Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease. Continue reading

Are You a Houston Transplant?

houstonThe Houston area thanks to it’s great economy, due in no small part to Texas’ business friendly environment, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. With our nurseries situated in some of the fastest growing areas around Houston I thought reposting this Houston Chronicle article, original article found here, that introduces our climate a great and informative read for all our new Houstonian gardeners. And remember, if you don’t like the weather wait fifteen minutes. Continue reading

Fall is Here – Where’s My Shovel?

fall-leavesYear after year we repeat it ad nauseam but it merits reiterating “fall is the best time to plant” as long as we’re talking hardy woody trees, shrubs, and perennials.

As fall progresses and cooler temperatures settle in plants begin to go dormant and become less active; however, in the Houston area the soil remains warm enough to support continued root growth throughout the fall and winter. Continue reading

Welcome: The Birth of Another Garden Blog

BPblogpicBienvenidos! Welcome! Err….that’s the extent of my linguistic abilities. Okay not the best start to our new blog admittedly but perhaps time and experience will refine my gardening blogging humor or I’ll just grow on you like moss on the north side of a tree. Today is a great day! We’re closed due to inclement weather. Last night’s storm with 40 – 60mph winds has flattened and flooded most of the nursery. And my coffee is cold! But it’s a great day because we’re finally rolling out our new blog. Continue reading