Category Archives: Republic of Texas Orange

Germinating Seeds From Republic Of Texas Orange Tree

Gardening in Winter is a non-event for many people, but for me, it means it’s the time of year when I get to harvest many of the fruits from my fruit trees.  One of the fruit trees I have is a Republic of Texas Orange tree.  I started picking some oranges in early January, and […]

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Giant Swallowtail Laying Eggs And Puddling

As I mentioned in a previous post, today was the best day so far this year in terms of Butterfly Watching in our backyard. We saw a Monarch (it never did land on our Milkweed), Gulf Fritillary, and a Giant Swallowtail.  I also noticed that one of Monarch eggs had hatched, and another should hatch […]

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How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Backyard Fruit Crop 2009

For those of you who aren’t in Houston, you may not believe it but we actually had snow today!  Yes snow!  Almost 3-4 inches in some locations.  Only about 1/4 inch stayed on the ground in our location.  Because of the snow, we decided it would be a good time to pick all of our […]

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Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

As I was looking back through this blog I noticed I had only posted 1 picture of the Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar so I figured it was time to post a couple more.  Before I get to the pictures, let me share some history.  In both my backyard and front yard I have seen the Giant […]

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