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On tour with the Travis County Master Gardeners

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Techniques, Tours, cats, container gardens, fall plants, garden design, garden projects, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, wildflowers | 9 Comments »

How can you reduce lawn, combine edibles, flowers for wildlife, living spaces, and art? The best ideas come from fellow gardeners! That’s why you won’t want to miss the Travis County Master Gardeners’ “Inside Austin Gardens” tour on October 20. This ...

Cool plants for heat/pond tour to cool off your garden

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Tours, Zac Zamora, bees, butterflies, cats, daylilies, destinations, disease, drought, fountain, garden bloggers, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, ponds, tomatoes, vegetables, water features, water lilies, wildflowers, wildlife | 19 Comments »

Did you know that we have another native Texas hibiscus? I sure didn’t until I was at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s sale last fall and nabbed this Hibiscus martianus. It was tiny and possibly not cold-hardy, so I protected ...

Wildlife summer survival tips

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 Posted in Insects, bees, butterflies, cats, garden bloggers, native plants, photography, wildlife | 15 Comments »

Do you feel like this? This round, even my established natives are suffering. Fortunately, just like their roots are hardy in winter, they usually withstand drought like this, too. Though we're gleeful about this week's rain, the party's not over yet. My ...

Farewell to best gardener ever, Spencer-cat

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 Posted in cats | 47 Comments »

This morning we bid goodbye to one of our best garden friends, Spencer-cat. I know that many gardeners go through this loss.  Actually, one time a gardener we taped was worried whether he qualified, since he didn't have a cat. He ...