Urban Gardening

Part of what I do in the deaf community is teach container gardening.  It’s been a passion of mine for a while, and my deaf friends have really enjoyed the pleasures of growing their own vegetables, even if it’s just one small tomato plant.   Lots of them love the idea of growing something they can eat.

I will be starting the Master Gardener Program for Harris County next week, and I set up a blog in tandem with that and the Program goals of teaching and encouraging Urban Gardens.  This is really mostly for Houston, but if you have a container garden, especially if you are deaf, and would like to share it, please feel free to post here: http://urbangardeninginhouston.blogspot.com/

As always, thank you for the wonderful support.  My husband has also been especially encouraging and that is a blessing too.

Spring is Bustin Out All Over!

This Spring has been early for us, with such a mild winter, the early planting went much better than anticipated.  Cherry tomatoes…

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And then there’s the catnip:

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I finally got around to a project I’ve been wanting to do.

Here’s the before of our south wall of the master bedroom:March 2013 064

And here’s the after:

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The cats seem to really like it:March 2013 070

The back yard is really coming together nicely and here is the view from the magic window:

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We also did our yearly outing to take pictures in the bluebonnets:

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I adore the flowers in the hill country

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