Growing Herbs in Texas: Growing Purslane


| 10/2/2009 10:34:15 AM


C.Meredith

Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage (www.theherbcottage.com) for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state.

Well, it's October. I love the month of October. In my area it's still hot some days... like today, for instance. It's quite warm, near 90 degrees and very humid. I'm hoping for a rain shower today as it is clouding up. As October continues the days become noticeably shorter, cooler and the sun has a golden glow that infuses the garden and landscape with a warm feel. Soon, it will be time to put cold tender plants under cover for winter.

With all the rain we've had recently, almost 7 inches for the month of September, the yard and gardens are blowzy with growth and new flowers. It looks like it did in spring after we had almost 7 inches of rain in 3 days.

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Podrangea in full flower after the rains at The Herb Cottage.



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So much new growth. Climbing pinkie rose in background with new leaves (flowers to come) at The Herb Cottage.



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