Category Archives: Heat Loving Herbs

Significance of the Prickly Pear Cactus

  For a long time, as he tells in his _Narrative_, Cabeza de Vaca was a kind of prisoner to coastal Indians of Texas. Annually, during the season when prickly pear apples (_tunas_, or Indian figs, as they are called … Continue reading

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Some like it hot

I am willing to admit that some organisms like it hot, well….I am not one of them, at least not as hot as July and August in Central Texas. Late summer is when I take note of the plants that … Continue reading

Posted in Basil, Bastrop County Texas, Central Texas, Comfrey, Gardening in Texas, Heat Loving Herbs, Herb Farm, Mexican Marigold Mint, Passion Vine, Rosemary, Smithville Texas, Texas, The Purple Gate Herb Farm, Yarrow | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments