I have now started to use the modified clay pots in my garden. This post shows the first one I used when planting a crape myrtle.

Last year when I ordered trees from the Arbor Day Foundation, I received some free dormant trees: five crape myrtles, one red maple and two forsythia. The forsythia didn’t make it (I don’t think I was quick enough in planting them). I planted the crape myrtles in five gallon buckets because I didn’t know where I wanted to plant them and four of the five survived. I gave the red maple to my mother and it is doing fine.

When we had electric lines run to our property, the utility pole was placed alongside our driveway. Unfortunately, this is what we see off to the right from the front porch:

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Last year I planted some bareroot fruit trees and berry bushes. I ordered them from the Arbor Day Foundation and they shipped them according to my “plant hardiness zone”. I am either in zone 8b or 9 depending on the zone map. At any rate, I planted them according to the planting directions and added a layer of bark mulch to help hold in the moisture. Nothing survived. We had a typical summer for Central Texas and I tried to keep everything watered during the months we didn’t get rain but it was for naught. I knew I would have some challenges with watering because there is not a water source where I am planting my garden.

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Blogs. I love them. They have given me ideas and projects I would have never come up with on my own. I hate them. They have given me so many ideas and projects that I don’t have the time, energy, and sometimes the finances to do! There a number of blogs I regularly visit, some on a daily basis.

Blogging is something I have thought about for a long time. So many friends and relatives have wanted to know what our home looks like and how it is coming along (very few have actually visited yet). Plus, I figured that there are very few bloggers my age and I wanted to show that age is just a number and shouldn’t stop you from doing what you are passionate about. However, my doubts have stopped me from following through. I mean, do I have the time? I am not a writer so would anyone want to read my blog? Would I have the commitment to regularly add a post?

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