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In The Garden: Plant Your Fall Tomatoes

Ok, so the incredibly wet spring season wasn’t exactly friendly to our tomato plants. If you managed to escape without plants covered in early blight disease, count yourself very lucky! The constant rainfall and humidity has been a godsend for fungal diseases, such as early blight. If you’re tired of looking at your raggedy spring tomato plants then you’re in luck: It’s the perfect time to plant fall tomatoes. That’s the upside of our crazy climate here in Dallas – we get two tomato growing seasons. If you mess up with your spring crop, you get a second change.  planting a second crop mid-July will help you extend your harvest through November. Rip up those old plants, throw them in the compost bin and get planting.

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8 Pet Accessories That Are So Fetch

I love showering my pet with presents, I still believe that I am merely scratching the surface in terms of furry friend luxury. This is Dallas after all; home of Neimans and, for a brief time, Barney and Miss Beazley. So what kind of opulence will rain down upon my four-legged friends when my children’s book about a mystery-solving cat and dog duo (unabashedly fishing for a book deal) comes to fruition and tops the New York Times Best Sellers list? Well, my two-legged friends, you may click here to see.

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Jessica McIntyre Interiors Moves Retail Shop and Studio to Fort Worth

Interior designer Jessica McIntyre has recently moved her design digs from Arlington to her new studio and shop in Fort Worth on Camp Bowie Boulevard. Jessica, a Parsons The School of Design grad, started her design biz in 2008 after a stint at a lighting design firm working on world-wide projects. She opened her retail store and studio in November of 2011 to accommodate clients and offer up some of her favorite goods to walk-in shoppers, as well.

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Shop Local and Organic at the Design District Farmers Market

The Dallas Design District is hosting its very first Farmers Market next Saturday, June 27, in what they hope will be a series of organic-filled fests along Hi Line. Shoppers can peruse fresh selections from Denton-based JBG Organic or order from a variety of food trucks, all while enjoying great live music and on-site fitness demos. For anyone who sometimes gets intimidated by the mix of open to the public and trade-only shops and showrooms (raising my hand as I type), flyers will be on hand to point out which shops are featuring special samples.

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