Archive for the ‘tomatoes’ Category

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 ...

Transition time for flowers and food

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 Posted in community gardens, destinations, disease, drought, fruit trees, recipes, tomatoes, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Valentine’s Day started early with my potted carnation! I love everything about it: color, fragrance, blue-green foliage, long-lasting cut flowers. Drought tough. If anything, they hate too much water, and demand perfect drainage.  Two years ago when I got this ‘Silver ...

Wildlife Winter Wonderland

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, books, butterflies, garden projects, native plants, tomatoes, trees, wildlife | 7 Comments »

Okay, have you ever seen this before? A tomato sprouting from inside! JoAnn Nash from from the Round Rock ISD Opportunity Center sent us this picture of colleague Cindy Taylor's odd tomato. Here’s what happened. Last summer, Cindy’s air conditioner went ...

Summer romance, sizzling color, The Grackle on tour

Thursday, June 9th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, Summer plants, garden bloggers, garden design, native plants, patio plants, tomatoes, vegetables, wildlife | 10 Comments »

I'm in love with my first little potatoes. I always get some from the compost pile, but these were "sort of" planned planting. I didn’t do this the right way at all. In late January, I had grocery store taters sprouting. ...