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Design for Drought

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, bulbs, drought, garden design, garden designers, garden structure, lawn replace, perennials | 4 Comments »

Algerian iris heads my garden’s bulb parade this week! Thanks to its Mediterranean roots, dry times don’t bring on a shudder. Drought isn’t new to Texas, either. It’s just easy to forget in a rainy spell. What’s different, climate changes aside, ...

England Goes To Texas!

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, Texas A&M, garden bloggers, garden design, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, terrariums | 6 Comments »

“The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown/ Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.” Traditional English carol I don’t have English ivy, but I do have native Yaupon holly, which ...

Spring into action with Brent & Becky’s Bulbs and poppies!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Seeds, annuals, bees, bulbs, companion plants, cover crops, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, perennials, poppies | No Comments »

It’s time to spring into action, folks!  For eye-popping wildflowers next April, start seeding now until mid-November.  California poppy is one of many native poppies. Corn poppies aren’t native, but what beauties against native spring-flowering perennials like columbine. And with irises, like ...

Are You Afraid of Butterflies?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, books, butterflies, drought, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, shade plants, trees, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Lepidopterophobia: Fear of butterflies. Hmm, hard to imagine. I DO know that caterpillars scare the garden pants off some folks. But the stork didn’t bring this Swallowtail larva to the dill at Travis County Extension. Another fear: tidiness in all ...