“This is the kind of powerfully prurient stuff that makes repressed Northeastern gardeners want to leave their homes, jobs, and families and start living some cowboy-, agave-, and beer-focused Texas life. It ought to be outlawed.”

–Michele Owens, author of Grow the Good Life, about Digging


2015 Silver Awards for Blog Writing and for E-Zine Article: Garden Writers Association

Best Gardening Blog, Readers’ Pick: Better Homes and Gardens 2015 Blogger Awards

2015 Blogger to Follow: Southern Living

2013 Gold Award for Best Magazine Writing: Garden Writers Association

Best Gardening Blog:’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Texas Blog and Best Drought-Tolerant Blog: 2009 Blotanical Awards

Gold Winner: Picture This Photo Contest, April 2009

Best Photography, Best Drought-Tolerant Blog, and Most User-Friendly Blog: 2008 Blotanical Awards

Best Photography in a Garden Blog and Best Garden Blog Design: 2008 Mouse & Trowel Awards

Best Design, Best Photography, and Best North American Garden Blog: 2007 Mouse & Trowel Awards


Featured In

Introducing our (and your) favorite bloggers,Better Homes and Gardens, July 2015

Austin’s Gardening Goldmine,Austin Woman, April 2015

Garden blogging group, started in Austin, grows,Austin American-Statesman, June 29, 2012

Rose Meets Cactus,” Gardening How-To, July/August 2010