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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 ...

How far we’ve come in garden philosophy|Cheryl Hazeltine insight

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Seeds, Summer plants, books, garden design, garden projects, mulch, native plants, philosophy, ponds, water features, wildlife | 6 Comments »

We take a lot of things for granted. Uh, like rain. Long ago, I learned that just because my cenizo blooms, it doesn’t mean rain: it’s just humid.  This time, it wasn’t even that humid. It was just time to ...

Tough plants for tough times|William Welch Heirloom Gardening in the South

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in books, bulbs, garden designers, lawns, passalong plants, ponds, roses, water features, water lilies | 14 Comments »

The garden’s under serious sag alert. Not many of my plants are whiners, but right now I need ear plugs. Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ didn’t join the chorus, though she delayed her yearly performance by about 10 days until she got ...

3 seasons at once; SA Garden Conservancy tour preview

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Posted in Insects, fall plants, garden design, native plants, water features | 11 Comments »

Looks like fall is zooming in. Sorry, just had to say that, I really did.  Spring blooming salvias are back at it. And summer isn't ready to give up yet, either. Check out this surprise on the crape myrtle. Not sure ...