August 01, 2011
A rain barrel is a large container that collects and stores rain water for when you need it the most- during periods of drought! The rain barrel is usually connected by a down spout from your home’s gutter system. It provides an ample supply of free “soft water”, containing no chlorine, lime or calcium making it perfect for gardens, flower pots, car and window washing. It is a great way to divert water from storm drains and decrease the impact of runoff, but best of all it can cut down on your water bill and it’s FREE!!!
July 01, 2011
With the temperature already in the triple digits, which flowering plants will survive our Texas heat & conserve on water? Jimmy Turner, the senior director of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has 3 proven winners!