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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 ...

Bee happy|Succulent strategies|Natural Bridge Caverns

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tools, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, destinations, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, garden tools, lawn replace, native plants, poppies, roses, succulents, wildflowers, wildlife, winter color | 5 Comments »

One thing I love about wildlife is that they don’t mind if my garden gets a tad messy. As long as the place is clean (no pesticides), they’re going for the atmosphere—free food in a diner that's open all year. ...

Superstar plants

Thursday, April 26th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, Texas A&M, bees, butterflies, destinations, drought, fall plants, garden design, roses, wildlife | 6 Comments »

I love it when cloudy days in spring fool the fall asters (and many autumn perennials) to bloom along with the larkspurs. Even though we got a break this winter with rain and mild temperatures, the insects got a break too.  ...

Obsessed With Fascinating Plants

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Vines, books, bulbs, cat cove, drought, fertilizing, musical terra cotta pots, orchids, patio, patio plants, roses | 29 Comments »

Plants fascinate me! With no internet connection whatsoever, they know exactly what to do when the time is right. My Byzantine gladiolus corms  always greet winter with tidy upright leaves.  They time their vivid flowers for April to make sure ...