“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


Better Homes and Gardens 2016 Blogger Awards:
Top 10 Gardening Blog

2015 Garden Writers Association Media Awards:
Silver Award for Blog Writing; Silver Award for E-Zine Article

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

Southern Living:
2015 Blogger to Follow

2013 Garden Writers Association Media Awards:
Gold Award for Best Magazine Writing’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards:
Best Gardening Blog

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

April 2009 Picture This Photo Contest:
Gold Winner

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

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

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


Featured In

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