Thoughts & Well Wishes

Ann Nava | Apr 12, 2020
Hi Tom,
I watched CTG yesterday and was relieved to hear *something* about Tom Spencer. I had searched to see if you retired to travel around the world, found a job in another state, or what. We have all missed you.
I regret you had a big stroke because my mom, who had a green HAND, also had a similar hard stroke with expressive aphasia and right side impaired. I’m glad you’re improving, it’s hard work. We did container gardening, so start thinking of plants to divide and plant for friends. Tending plants reduces stress.
If you enjoy cards, do we send to KLRU or where? Tell me. (
Stay positive, Rome wasn’t built in a day, just be persistent and patient. Praying for you Tom.
Ann Nava
P.S. Here are a few gems from last month - laperousia, cymbidium orchids, nasturtium. Can you believe it was 90 on Easter in Houston? 
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Johnette McNair | Apr 12, 2020
Tom, I have enjoyed learning about our unique part of Texas from you!
I am an elementary teacher in the Round Rock District and have shared so much of what
I have learned with my students over the years! 
We need you back!!  I will  be praying for your health and complete recovery.
Thank you for giving us so much here in Texas!

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Celia Cawthon | Apr 11, 2020
Hey Tom! Such a great report of your progress on the 7th. I’m watching CTG this morning and we were given the web address of where we can reach out to you. I’ve been teaching rubber stamp art for decades, in the form of handmade greeting cards. If I can send you a card of encouragement, please let me know at and I would be happy to give you cards! Get better every day and know how much your knowledge has helped me transition from Colorado to Texas. Warmest regards, Celia 
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Suzanne Holden | Apr 7, 2020
Hi, Tom, Just want you to know I am thinking good thoughts for you as spring gets ready to kick into gear here in Fort Worth. It sounds like your latest update has lots of very good news in it. I am so glad to hear this! We Central Texas Gardener fans sure do miss seeing your smiling face on TV. Here are a few photos of my flowers I want to share with you. Please keep up the good work, and know that we are out here cheering you onward! Best wishes,
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Linda Colonna | Mar 10, 2020
Hi Tom,
Just wanted to drop in and let you know how much you are loved and missed in the community.  I have watched many episodes of the Central Texas gardener over the years and have been inspired and educated by it in so many ways.  This picture is from my front yard—it’s from last year.  This year’s crop is not nearly as impressive!
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Maricela Aguilar | Mar 1, 2020
Dear Mr. Spencer, 
We sure do miss you on CTG, however,  we are continuing to pray for your recovery.  
I am including pictures of our spring blooms that are just coming out.  Thanks for all of the wonderful advice you have given us on gardening. 
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Suzanne Holden | Feb 23, 2020
Hi, Tom! Since you, as a gardener, photographer, blogger, and gardening host have inspired me for many years now, I thought maybe a few early spring photos from my own garden in Fort Worth might make you smile a bit. These are two of the several varieties of heirloom daffodils I have planted, as well as one of my 20 plus old garden roses, the China rose Cramoisi Superieur. Antique Rose Emporium as well as Central Texas Gardener have helped shape my love of organic gardening and heirloom flowering plants. I also plant more and more native plants as I go on. I surely hope you are doing well with all of your hard work in your challenging task. Wishing you well!
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