Friday, May 11, 2012

Transplantation - The Move to Austin Agrodolce

For a long time I put all my garden posts here at Gardenista.
In between garden posts, I'd toss off my gloves and put aside my trowel long enough to post about food and fun and recipes and everything else over at Austin Agrodolce.

Eventually it all got to be too much - the split nature of posting on both blogs - so I am hereby folding Gardenista into Austin Agrodolce.

I know it will be more fun for me to have everything in one spot, and I'm optimistic the rest of you will find it easy enough to set up new reading roots.   So, are you with me?

Ready, set, FOLD!.

Friday, February 3, 2012

And after the robins came these guys

Back and forth, also a lot of singing going on, very pleasant visitors.  Y'all come back, now!

Passing through

There are a lot of these in my backyard this afternoon, feasting on berries and calling a lot.  To each other? Trading routes in?  I have no idea.

Sorry guys - these berries come with a side of construction noise.
I think they are very handsome, and I'm glad they dropped by.  I am grateful I was paying attention to the trees and saw them outside the windows.  Temperate as it is today, the construction noise from the Nearly-A-House across the street has my windows closed most of the time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Well HELLO Zone 9A!

I don't know about you, but with the new hardiness zone map issued recently, I am apparently a half-zone warmer than previously extrapolated.

Seriously, I'd been feeling the shift all along but thought it was mostly a lack of hormones.....

What about you?  Are your extreme minimum temperatures higher than previously projected?  This could mean some expensive errors at the nursery for ahem!, caff!, some of us.  (And no, Virginia, the new projections are not reflective of global climate disruption.  They are rather the results of better computer models based upon more specific information made available since the last zone maps released in 1990.)  

Monday, January 23, 2012

I wanted to be amongst the first...

to wish you good fortune in the Chinese Year of the Dragon...

If the weather here in Texas continues on in its dragonesque tendencies, we'll all face challenges in managing our plants, much less our expectations.  That said, the milder days have brought some relief we ought to enjoy while we can!

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Rollingwood, Central Texas
Family historian by default. Oldest surviving matriarch on my branch of the Family Tree. Story teller, photo taker, gardener, cook, blabbermouth.