I Wish I Had More Blue Barrel Cactus

I was given permission to collect cactus at a ranch in the Marfa, Texas, area a few years ago and was delighted to find these chubby little blue barrels that I thought were just a fatter version of the horse cripplers I had gathered in Muleshoe and in the Texas Hill...

Memorial Day 2017

We drove out to the Bailey County Cemetery this morning (May 29) for the annual observance of Memorial Day hosted by the Bailey County Cemetery Association. David Wyer, who always helps organize the program, introduced Jerry Bruton, president of the association, who...

A Succulent Garden for Kelly

I had the pleasure of working with my son AJ last week designing and planting a succulent garden. A client, Kelly McKinney who lives in Buda, Texas, wanted him to turn a forgotten vegetable garden into a succulent garden. When she mentioned succulents, he told her he...