N.TX. Native Plant Symposium Coming
Do you like gardening with Native Plants or are you interested in learning more about where to find them and how to use Native Plants in your landscaping?
Oct 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th
Native Plant Society of Texas Symposium 2010
Where; At Texas Womens University Hubbard Hall, Denton, Tx.
What; Speakers, displays and how to's all related to growing Native Texas Plants.
For info go to www.npsot.org/symposium2010 the link is at the bottom of this blog. Don't know why they always go there.
or you can go to the Native Texas Plant Society main web page at www.npsot.org
I just learned the neatest computer keyboard short cut to make the print on my screen larger or smaller.
Hit Ctrl and while holding it down press + (you don't have to hit shift, just press the key with the+ = sign on it)
and your text and or pictures will enlarge.
Use the hold Ctrl and press - to make things small again.
For those of us that need glasses to see close these days, this is a great short cut.
If you know any other neat short cuts feel free to add them.
Holy Smokes!, The Accurite Thermometer said 107.2f on my shaded porch. The Betty Boop thermometer agrees. It is really hot today.
Thank Goodness for my neighbor and his son who fixed my A/C on Friday. It was low of freon so the evaporator coil kept freezing up. Hopefully this is just a tiny leak that took twelve years to lose enough freon to freeze the coils. He will be back to check the charge soon.
The garden is hanging in there but not real happy with the heat. My strawberries look pretty stressed. The melon vine doesn't seem to mind the heat. The cowpeas also seem rather comfortable in these temps. The "Heat Wave" and "Sunfire" tomato varieties look to have given up.
Definitely August in Texas.
Updated: 8:38 AM GMT on September 01, 2010
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