New Community Gardening Ordinance!

Check out this interview synopsis on KERA – wonderful news!


What’s that thing in the sky??

Oh yes – SUN! So glad to finally see a little of it! Today was a day to get out and get my hands in the garden – and finally plant my onions. They’ve been sitting on my kitchen counter since January 1st,  so today was the day. They look a little worse for the wear, but they are IN THE GROUND!!Onions


And…the water is connected again!

We do need to be careful – the new faucet is not frost free, so it MUST be disconnected if there is a freeze warning.  Thanks for being patient 🙂

Water, water, everywhere….plus classes!

If you’ve been up to see the garden lately, you’ve noticed something missing. Something big.

The second half of the portable is gone, gone, gone! We can now see the garden from Marsh Lane! Unfortunately, the moving process left quite a mess behind, and also broke the water main supplying the garden.

Not to worry! We’ve rigged up a work-around until they can get a plumber out there, and also found a new sprayer than doesn’t soak you every time you use it – bonus!  Just follow the hose and you’ll find the faucet in the preschool playground on the wall.

Also – classes! We want to do a series of short (15 minute) classes on things like:

  • How to make compost tea
  • How to winterize your plot so that you can grow all winter
  • Organic pest control
  • Planting techniques for different vegetables

If you have a topic you’d like to share on, or a specific plant that you are really familiar with and would like to share your techniques, please comment and we’ll get you scheduled!

First class: Saturday Nov 1, 930am in the garden – we’ll be discussing compost tea – how to make it quickly and how to use it to feed your plants. 

Don’t miss our bulb sale to benefit the garden!


We’ll be in the garden at Holy Cross

11425 Marsh Lane, Dallas, TX 75229

From 2-4p Sunday Oct 26

Come see the garden and check out these bulbs! Heirlooms from Ellis County – if you are looking for a low-maintenance landscape, this is your plant!!

Questions? Email us at


Fundraiser Status and Bulb Sale Sunday Oct 26th

We had a fabulous time at the Artwalk! If you haven’t checked out Valley View Mall in a while, I urge you to get on over there for their 3rd Saturday Artwalk! It runs 6-10p, with music, wine, snacks, and best of all – you get to mingle with the artists!

Every month they choose an nonprofit to be the beneficiary of the walk, and the Holy Cross Community Garden was chosen for October.  Between what the artists donated and what we sold from our booth, we have collected more than $400! 

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event so much fun – Marilyn Simmons, Xrisi Soderquist, Pat and Steve Montoux, and Ed and Ian Percy!

But there’s more…

On Sunday October 26th from 2-4p we will be in the garden selling heirloom crinum bulbs. Marilyn and Donelle Simmons, the FarmGirls of Garden Inspirations, will be on hand with aerated compost tea for sale as well! 

This will also give you the opportunity to see the progress being made moving the portable.  I took a peek today and they have separated the building down the center beam and shrink-wrapped it, so I do believe it will be gone soon.

Some pics of our adventure at the Art Walk:


Fundraiser for the Garden

We have been so blessed with the growth of our garden! The portable is on the way out (if you haven’t seen it, they’ve removed the skirting and are prepping it for transport).

We now have 12 beds, 5 of which are 4x4s, the rest either 4×10 or 4×12, and all but one 4×4 are currently assigned!  Looks like we really need to expand, and hopefully thCrinum lilyis fundraiser will help us do that.

We’ve been selected by the Gallery at Midtown, which is at Valley View Mall, to be the beneficiary of their Art Walk on Saturday, October 18th. What that means is that we will have a table and provide information on the garden, and we’ll be collecting donations and also selling heirloom crinum lily bulbs. If you would like to help man the table, please shoot me an email – I’ll be there to set up at 5:30pm and we’ll be done at 10p.  If you’d lCrimun bulbike to come help for an hour and then walk around, that works too!  It’s a fun time and the artists are amazing (plus there is food and wine!)

If you haven’t seen the garden lately, stop by and take a look! Fall is the best time for gardening in Texas, and our beds are very happy with the weather!

Happy gardening!