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Fall in love with autumn bulbs and grasses

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in annuals, books, bulbs, companion plants, fall plants, fruit trees, garden design, herbs, lawn replace, native plants, recipes, wildflowers, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Big day in my garden! The autumn daffodils (Sternbergia lutea) popped up reliably a year after planting. These small crocus-like plants, native to the Mediterranean, are cute companions for red oxblood lilies and spider lilies (Lycoris radiata). Last fall on CTG, Chris ...

Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Seeds, bees, butterflies, container gardens, deer, drought, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, vegetables, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted ...

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 ...

Anticipation|Peach trees|Italian design|Insect control|Ponds

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Posted in Insects, books, bulbs, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, ponds, trees, vegetables, winter color | 7 Comments »

Somebody thinks it’s spring! I treasure fragrant old-fashioned petunias for cascading perfume in my spring and summer patio containers. Warm winter days prompted an energetic splurge at the base of a potted sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans). Since they’re hard to find, ...