Thursday, July 8, 2010

Go Texas!

Cool Fact of the Day

When the grounds-keeping team that manages the grass field used for the World Cup in South Africa needed a fast-growing grass to rescue their soccer field, they chose a turfgrass bred and developed in East Texas.

The Panterra turfgrass was developed by Texas AgriLife researcher Dr. Lloyd Nelson, who said Panterra is great for sports fields to keep them green during the winter.

Go, Aggies!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


All the recent rain left a new theme garden on our lawn - mushrooms. These big white 'shrooms are so pale in the afternoon sun they seem to glow. They are about 4-5 inches and stand on tall, strong stems.

In a corner of the rose bed, small yellow mushrooms have popped through from the wet mulch.
Although I love mushrooms, I know enough not to eat something I can't identify as edible - and safe. Some mushrooms are toxic - and who wants that?