Category Archives: The Grapevine

Save Paul James, Gardening by the Yard Cancelled, HGTV == Bad

Save Paul James, Gardening by the Yard Cancelled, HGTV == Bad | Backyard Gardening Blog.

I found this excellent post on one of the blogs in my blog roll.  Paul James is not only from the town I grew up in, but he is one of my gardening heroes and saviours.  HGTV just can‘t cancel his show!

Here is their justification for cancelling the show:

They said gardening doesn’t sell and only old people garden.

Well, at the ripe old age of 44, I will admit that I’m no longer a kid, but I certainly don’t consider myself OLD.  And I started gardening much younger than I am now so their justification just doesn’t fly.  And as the only true “gardening” show that they have on (after all, that’s what the “G” in HGTV stands for) you would think they would keep the only one they have.

If this bothers you as much as it does me, you can join me in the protest campaign here.


Live Green Expo

Title: Live Green Expo
Location: Plano Center, 2000 E. Springcreek Pkwy.
Link out: Click here
Description: The Live Green Expo is a fun, family event that will help North Texans make informed decisions and take action to lead more healthy lives with less impact on our environment. Free to the public, the Expo will feature exhibitors offering a wide selection of products, services and information. In addition, the Expo will include dozens of presentations on a variety of topics, music, art, food, demonstrations and activities for youth and children. The Live Green Expo anticipates over 15,000 environmentally-motivated consumers from throughout North Texas. (More at the link.)
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2009-04-18
End Time: 17:00


Lawn Mower Exchange

Lawn Mower Exchange.

How cool is this?  If you live in Plano, Richardson or Allen then you can exchange your working gas powered mower for an electiric or manual mower.  Well, it’s actually an exchange for a $150 voucher, but still…  (You probably need to hurry, though.  It’s only for the first 250 people.)  I wish Flower Mound or Denton County would do the same!


Calloway’s Nursery Perennial Swap

Title: Calloway’s Nursery Perennial Swap
Location: Calloway’s stores  4940 S. Cooper Arlington, Texas 76017. (817) 465‐2838  423 East FM 3040 Lewisville, Texas 75067. (972) 315‐3133 Cornelius store  1200 N. Dairy Ashford Houston, Texas 77079 (281) 493‐0550
Link out: Click here
Description: Exchange free plants and visit with local gardeners. Long‐time
gardeners instinctively like to share. And new gardeners love to
soak in the advice and guidance of experienced gardeners. That’s
why Calloway’s Nursery and Cornelius Nursery is excited to sponsor
the Perennial Swap! Bring extra plants and trade for what you’d
like and need. The event is free and open to the public.
The meaning of neighborly get‐togethers! Trade snippings,
seedlings and rootings. It’s fun and saves you money for varieties
you’ve wanted.

Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2009-04-04
End Time: 14:00


Top 10 reasons to shop at a farmer’s market

This is a great article on why you should shop at a farmer’s market.  And the author is a local from Flower Mound, TX. Green Content – Top 10 reasons to shop at a farmer’s market.