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Get past August “Grr” with garden gifts all year long

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 Posted in Summer plants, bees, birds, butterflies, caterpillars, early spring flowers, native plants, philosophy, snow, winter color | 18 Comments »

In August, when gardeners flag “a little,” sometimes we need a boost to get past the “Grrr” and remember the gifts we’ve given ourselves, our neighbors, and our wildlife. In our gardens, we give the gift of life to the creatures ...

Designs by us, modified by nature

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 Posted in garden design, roses, snow, winter color | 19 Comments »

Bizarre Central Texas weather is the master of garden design. This Agave striata made it. But these may be the last pictures of my beloved Agave celsii. It's too early to tell. This growth does seem to be turgid, but the rest of ...

Freeze-damaged succulents; east Austin snow; Garden Posse

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in snow | 7 Comments »

What a difference 48 hours makes! On Sunday, the sun was glaring down on this Narcissus 'Grand Primo." By late afternoon, all the bulbs were drooping from the heat. Two days later, it was drooping for another reason. Narcissus 'Sweetness' is flowering in ...