Archive for the ‘fruit trees’ Category

Patience is Worth Waiting For

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in bees, early spring flowers, fruit trees, habitat, native plants, trees, wildlife | 10 Comments »

I swooned the first time I saw a native Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) tree in bloom one February. A grower friend gave me a very small one, just as this native was making it into nurseries. February #6 came and went, no ...

Fruits of Our Labor

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bees, birds, chickens, fruit trees, house plants, urban farms | 2 Comments »

It’s time to plant fruit! Along with luscious ones for us, add some for wildlife, like possumhaw holly. Pair with fall leaf peeper, Bald cypress, to double the sensation. My native evergreen sumac fruits are yummy for me and the birds. ...

Fruits of our labors even if some took “almost” a century

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Posted in Agave celsii, Late spring flowers, agaves, disease, fruit trees, garden design, native plants, poppies, succulents | 11 Comments »

I’m always so glad when the Byzantine gladiolus flowers this time every year. But doesn’t that face look a tad grumpy? Starting from just three or so pass-alongs corms, it multiplies every year, so it’s actually very happy! Maggie rose is looking ...

Why plants freeze|Greg Grant vegetables

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Texas A&M, annuals, books, destinations, frost protection, fruit trees, garden structure, native plants, organic fertilizers, perennials | 2 Comments »

My crinums don’t look so hot right now. No problem: I simply cut off their mushy leaves and they’ll rebound pronto. Although things have been rather tame this winter, we’ve had our little cold spells. The top question goes to ...