“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 Garden Writers Association Media Awards: Two Silver Awards, for Blog Writing and 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 and Best Drought-Tolerant Blog

April 2009 Picture This Photo Contest: Gold Winner

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

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

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


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