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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, ...

What do you know? Flowers!! + Remarkable Trees w/Matt Turner

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, books, caterpillars, fall plants, fertilizing, fruit trees, garden design, mulch, native plants | 10 Comments »

My, oh, my. Three days after the rain, I came home to a surprise: flowers! I almost fell over.  Though my oxbloods, tucked into plumbago, have yet to fail me. A week ago, the Salvia greggiis looked on their death bed. “Not ...

Garlic galore, peach tree disease, success with seeds, on tour in Jarrell

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 Posted in Pet of the Week, Seeds, bulbs, daylilies, disease, fall plants, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, wildlife | 16 Comments »

Well, what do you know? My oxblood lilies didn’t let me down in the toughest weather year of my life. Sure, it won’t be a blockbuster performance this round. But they’ve seen worse since Scott Ogden notes their Texas foothold in ...