Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I really enjoyed the event hosted last night by the RGISC and Scholars Caffe. Mr. George Altgelt (pictured above) was a wealth of information. His presentation on soil health left me knowing that I've got a long way to go before I can call myself a decent gardener. Of course, he's been doing his thing for a long time. Dirt is his business, literally.
The other presenter, John Kelley, featured local examples of xeric gardens with the help of a PowerPoint slide show. He pointed out the fact that landscapes don't take into account the hot temperatures Laredo has to offer, and the possiblity of a prolonged drought. One thing Mr. Kelley said that I found surprising is that there may be a local movement to ban the use of thirsty lawns, namely St. Augustine grass. I know of at least one new subdivision that is making use of a more drought-tolerant sod. So St. Aug. grass could soon be a thing of the past. Good.
Posted by KeyRose at 3:44 PM