We finally bit the bullet and decided to try to garden in this godforsaken state of TX. Yes, you can grow things here - but you have to fight to keep them alive in the summer. Yesterday we cleared a spot in the yard to put in some raised beds. My mom sent me the Square Foot Gardening book for Christmas and we're going to put it to the Texas test. It got up to 86 degrees yesterday and with the humidity and hard labor it was a scorcher. I even have the sunburn to prove it. This will hopefully be a fruitful project at the house - as soon as we get some seeds and plants in the ground. What yard projects are you undertaking?