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Excuse me, what season is this?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, Tools, annuals, books, butterflies, children, early spring flowers, garden tools, indoor water catchment, pruning, rain water collection, roses, winter color | 7 Comments »

Okay, we’ve seen crazy winters before, but this really takes the cake: on the way to work, I spotted this Mexican tithonia blooming against stems blackened by freeze. This annual is usually toast long before now. But thanks to this weirdo ...

What’s your plant personality? How does it heal you?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, books, destinations, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, healing gardens, philosophy, pruning, roses | 13 Comments »

Quick, tell me, pick a word to describe the personality of a plant in your garden. My word for newly opened Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’: “Dreamy.” My silver germander? Hmm. . . “Convivial.” I bring up this word game thanks to Antique Rose Emporium ...

Words That Make a Gardener

Monday, November 19th, 2012 Posted in Techniques, bees, compost, drought, lawn replace, perennials, roses, round table, vegetables, wildlife | 10 Comments »

What makes up a gardener’s vocabulary?  We’ll just skip over the ones unfit for a family blog! I’ll start with Endurance, since that defines most of us after a Texas summer. Change. If that one’s missing, I suspect it’s a painting, ...

Texas Tall Tales: insects, design, and a story for the whole family!

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, books, butterflies, children, compost, garden design, native plants, roses | 4 Comments »

Texas doesn’t wimp around. We’re in a state of perpetual extremes: weather, flowering cycles, and insects. One giant you’re lucky to find in your compost pile are these guys, like in Daphne’s healthy compost bin. This week, Daphne introduces us to ...