The Garden: Moonlight Man

Gardens and gardeners up north are getting ready for the long winter, but down south the struggle with weeds, blights, parasites and pests goes on all year long. Particularly in Texas, where a tree is a cherished possession, often imported from the north, planted, fed, and cosseted like a sickly child. In Texas a millionaire may lay out a quarter of a million dollars building hills, engineering creeks, hauling rocks, irrigating shrubs and grass. And with all that expenditure, it seems a shame to leave it out in the dark at night. The result is a boom in a relatively...

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