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I am a happily married gardener in Clear Lake, Texas -- Zone 9b.


My name is Martha, and I started blogging on March 13, 2009, in the HoustonGrows section of the Houston Chronicle's Web site.

My original one was:

I later moved to

But I'm currently only posting on this typpad blog.

The title Gulf Coast Greenie refers to my newness as a gardener and my desire to live and garden responsibly.

Last summer I began training to become a master gardener volunteer.


gardening, art, photography, Web design, literature in English and Spanish, and wildlife, among many others.