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Growing Grapes & More + Tait Moring’s Artistic Hillside Habitat

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 Posted in books, fruit trees, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, grapes, patios, trees, vegetables | 9 Comments »

Ever wanted to be your own micro-vintner? First, let’s leave those Concord grape vines to wither on the box store shelves! Instead, go for the grapes that appreciate Central Texas, like Victoria Red. This week, see which ones to grow ...

Movers & Shakers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, books, compost, garden bloggers, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, urban farms | No Comments »

Are you a mover and shaker? That is to say: you move plants around and shake your head that you didn’t do it sooner. That’s me! In the case of this rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetela), I didn’t do a thing. It ...

Spanish/Mexican Melting Pot Gardens and Food

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 Posted in books, garden design, garden rooms, garden structure, garlic, herbs, lawn replace, patios, water features | 4 Comments »

How did Spanish and Mexican designs influence our garden melting pot? To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on PBS, we look at a few contributions, like plazas, courtyards and our own patios to extend living space. First, let’s answer Daphne’s viewer question from ...

Bromeliads, No-Lawn Design, Plant Secrets

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in books, botany, bottle trees, bromeliads, garden art, garden rooms, garden structure, house plants, lawn replace, plant propagation, vegetables, wildlife | 2 Comments »

Ever noticed how some plants turn their flower heads to the sun? Daphne explains this phenomenon: heliotropism or phototropism. “Basically, certain cells in the plant, like in sunflowers, at the base of the flower, respond to the blue wavelength of ...