Archive for the ‘vegetables’ Category

Bromeliads, No-Lawn Design, Plant Secrets

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in books, botany, bottle trees, bromeliads, garden art, garden rooms, garden structure, house plants, lawn replace, plant propagation, vegetables, wildlife | 2 Comments »

Ever noticed how some plants turn their flower heads to the sun? Daphne explains this phenomenon: heliotropism or phototropism. “Basically, certain cells in the plant, like in sunflowers, at the base of the flower, respond to the blue wavelength of ...

Pedal for Compost, Exotic Edibles, Summer Projects

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, compost, garden projects, native plants, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Since July is great for tackling the non-sweaty projects on our list, this week see how to make magic out of plain concrete sculptures, pavers, and benches. I tapped Merrideth Jiles for this one since years ago he gave my concrete ...

Gardening made easy with new iBook + Hutto garden fun

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, annuals, books, crafts, early spring flowers, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, perennials, rain water collection, vegetables | No Comments »

I rather like the restful stage in my dormant winter garden. Here's a view of the den path from the patio. Let’s distract our finger on the eager pruning trigger with early-birds like Matchstick bromeliad (Aechmea gamosepala) that leads off my ...

Drought Then Drown + Organic Olive Trees

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Posted in Techniques, destinations, early spring flowers, garden projects, garden structure, herbs, vegetables | 4 Comments »

How we  love our rain at last! But oops, look what happened to a lot of us. Every few years, I lose an Artemisia or two in a rain bomb. Until now, though, my soft leaf yucca (Yucca recurvifolia) in its ...