Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Not fish and chips! OK, my son loves fish and so do I. But they die. Often.We don't really pamper our outdoor fish, so the list of what will make it is slim.This week we are trying these...uh..I can't ever remember their names. But they are NOT goldfish. They are MUCH tougher. I once had a bog pond in an old washtub and during a drought it basically had only muck in the bottom with alittle water. As I closed out that chapter of the garden and dumped the muck,out wriggled two of these same type of fish. They had lived in muck for months.I was impressed.
These guys are all going to be happy. They each get to live in one of my rain catchment tubs or...the pond. All have mosquito larvae to the max so dinner is served. My wife is relieved to hear the plan for the tubs of water all over the yard. (I'm saving up for the drought....but it keeps raining)

Also new to the garden is this gorgeous palm. I got it for only $5.00 at Lowe's. It
was out in full sun and faced a certain death. It's a native needle palm and I've
never seen one for sale. It loves full to moderate shade. It will love Tropical Texana.

I'll divide up the palm pups once I figure out why it's called NEEDLE PALM. Hmmm....


  1. Any day you can find a Palm on sale is a great day :-)

  2. You know it! I failed to mention that they had20 or so and 6 different kinds each for $5.00. I bought a silver Mediterranean fan palm (grows in the Atlas Mtns. of Morocco) for the same crazy price. It's beautiful and really silver.
    Thanks for visiting. :-) David


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