VOLUME 16, ISSUE 42 • October 15, 2020

Neil Sperry editor. Gretchen Drew design and circulation.


This week's e-gardens has been prepared under some really difficult circumstances which I will explain another time. Nonetheless, I think it's one you'll find to be fun and helpful.

In this issue…
Bois d'arc bonanza;
This week's assignments;
Weeds to jangle the nerves;
Candletrees steal the show; and
Steven Chamblee's been traveling again.

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Photo: Candletree cheers up the autumn.


Gardening This Weekend

Like it or not, we need to be preparing for that first frost of the fall. It's only a few weeks away, and there are things that need to begin to fall into place. I've made us a list. Click through to see them.

Photo: Take cuttings of plants you want to save for the winter ('Pineapple' coleus).


Native Son: Homecoming

Steven revisited Chandor Gardens and learned a good lesson.

Photo: The Chinese Bridge above black waters.


Homage to a Survivor: October 15, 2020

It's a tree of many names, but does it have real purpose to Texans? Yes, it does. Maybe you're not even aware. I think you'll enjoy what I've written up on bois d'arc, one of our most rugged of trees.

Photo: Bois d'arc will probably outlive the fence.


Questions of the Week: October 15, 2020

"How do I get rid of these weeds?"

(The actual weeds will vary, as will the controls, but the questions keep coming up.)

Photo: Grassburs and roadside asters are commonplace now.


Peak Season for Candletrees

Gardening, like fashions, has its fads, and candletrees were hot plants several decades ago. Now you rarely see them in Texas gardens. But when you do see them you really do appreciate them.

Photo: It's easy to see how candletrees got their name.


And, in closing…

That's it for this week's e-gardens. I hope you've enjoyed it, and I really hope you'll tell others about it.

Until next week, thanks for reading, and happy gardening!


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