Wednesday, September 6, 2023

North Texas Climate

As of September 6, 2023, it is almost a certainty that North Texas will slide into the #4 spot of record hot/dry summers, if we remain in triple digits for a couple more days.   

credit: Pete Delkus

I wanted to share this presentation regarding our NTX weather and climate that was given to our Tarrant County Master Gardener group in August of 2021 by Ted Ryan with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, TX.     I hope you find it as interesting as I did.

Click πŸ‘‰  HERE to watch.

 (Permission was granted by Mr. Ryan to share this video)

(I apologize, but I had to turn off comments on this page.)

Saturday, February 11, 2023

It's time for Late Winter PRUNING

The ice has melted in North Texas, so let's sharpen those pruners and get busy in our gardens!   It's pruning time...

Click πŸ‘‰ here for my Late Winter Pruning newsletter 

for tips to get your garden ready for spring growth!

Happy pruning!!!

Toni :-) 

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Freeze December 2022

About a week after tornadoes touched down in Grapevine, TX, in December 2022, the first day of winter ushered in an arctic blast, and North Texas experienced a few days of freezing temps.   Our once lush, colorful gardens were reduced to either brown, crispy sticks or piles of mush.   

Back in 2017 I published a post about that year's freeze and how to determine if your plants are dead or dormant after the freeze.   

Click here to read my updated post: 


Saturday, September 3, 2022

Fall Newsletter

Even though 1980 and 2011 still hold the top spots for record heat and drought in North Texas, 2022 was no slouch in the hot and dry department!    I'm perfectly happy that we did not end up bumping those years out of their unpleasant positions, and I'm very grateful for recent rains and a little cooler temps.  

So now that we've made it through what was, nonetheless, a very challenging summer, we can look forward to fall and get back to doing what we love.   

Click here πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ FALL NEWSLETTER for tips to get your garden back in shape after this summer's beating.

Happy gardening this fall.....

Toni :-)

Monday, May 16, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022


ClickπŸ‘‰  HERE  πŸ‘ˆ for a link to my 


with tips and to-dos to get your landscape ready for spring!!

Happy gardening!!

Toni :-)