Monday, April 20, 2009


I've been "lurking" on Austin area garden blogs for a while. So now, I think it might be fun to have a blog of my own. It will be another new learning experience.
For years, I gardened in the Dallas area. There, you have black, sticky clay. When it's wet, it's sticky and hard. When it's dry, it's concrete. It takes a lot of compost. But, if you want to garden there, you learn how to amend it. We were in the same house for thirty years. So, you can imagine how many times the garden changed.
Now, we're here in the Hill Country. Gardening here is a whole 'nother world. There are lots....and lots...of good old limestone rocks. Digging is even more work than the black clay.
Then, there are the deer. Of course, we think they're cute. We never had cute little deer at the other house. But, it seems they can't read the "deer resistant plant" lists. Even if they don't like to eat it, they pull it up....over and over again.
Luckily, there is a small, fenced area I can use for veggies...and my day lilies that my friends thought would be a great new-house gift. They're beautiful deer candy.
I believe my new neighbors....who are all great, by the way....think I'm crazy. They just smile knowingly when they see me out digging and planting something new.
But, I won't give up. My head is just about as hard as those rocks I have to dig up.
So, I may be venting here when things get chomped in the garden.
Thanks for listening.

This is the view from my kitchen window.Look close and see the cute little deer.


  1. Pam/Digging says:

    Linda, welcome to blogging. I am sure you'll soon be addicted. ;-)

    You're a kinder woman than I about the deer. I recently moved into a deer neighborhood and find them less than cute when they tear up the trunks of trees with their antlers and munch on plants. Thankfully, they don't go into the fenced back yard, so I can play freely there--so long as I don't forget to close the gate at night.

    By the way, if you'll enable the Name/URL setting in your comment field, you'll be able to receive comments from the many people who don't have Google/Blogger accounts. Cheers, Pam

  2. Thanks, Pam. I'm hoping I can learn all this blog stuff soon. Love your site. Linda...


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