A Texas A&M Story with Ties to Muleshoe

I read this article in the current Texas A&M Foundation Spirit Magazine, and when I got near the end, the name Muleshoe jumped out at me! The story of the cannon that is fired after each time the Aggies score was interesting in itself, but when I read that someone...

Pumpkins and Succulents

I fear I’m a bit late with this, but perhaps it will be something you might want to do next year for some fall decorations. I bought one of those big, flat pumpkins that has a deep depression where the stem would be. Alas, I don’t remember what variety of pumpkin this...

Tiger Jaws Make Nice Flowers

Faucaria tigrina, commonly called Tiger Jaws, is a lovely little succulent plant  that is blooming now. The blooms open mid-day and evening for two or three days before they are spent. Look closely and you can see tips on the leaves shaped like teeth, which is...

Ariocarpus Flowers

I had been watching my Ariocarpus fissurata lloydii since late summer, expecting a flower to pop out of the pretty white wool in the center of the plant. Nothing. I failed to take a picture of all that wool, but eventually one pink flower barely opened in the overcast...