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Plants that survived the Texas Two-Step: Freeze and Drought

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, books, bulbs, cat cove, drought, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, roses, succulents, trees, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Although my spuria iris flowers astound me just once a year, they do it every year—drought, flood, or freeze—since Scott Ogden shared a few divisions with me years ago. My garden is resilient, too, thanks to the words he’s shared with ...

Plants that fooled drought

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, drought, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, plant propagation, roses | 12 Comments »

Yessiree, we all got spring early when many plants bloomed a month ahead of schedule. But I got one last blast with this Dutch iris on April 1. Guess it wanted to fool us. Peggy Martin is not fooling around this ...

My garden’s out of control!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, early spring flowers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, poppies, pruning, roses | 35 Comments »

I’ve created a madhouse. I knew I needed to thin spiderworts, larkspurs and poppies, but I just couldn’t bear it. So now I’m  pulling some out since they’re suffocating everything underneath. Good grief, we have poppies that are 4’ tall! Others, along with ...

Drought didn’t make it to my spring party

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Posted in drought, native plants, roses, shade plants | 12 Comments »

Ready or not, here I come with the pruners!  It’s safe now to prune evergreens, Texas sage (cenizo), thryallis, and shrimp plants like these. I’ll cut them down to a foot or so to encourage fluffy growth.  Since the thryallis didn’t ...