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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 ...

Cheers! Amy Stewart & Lucinda Hutson

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 Posted in books, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, plant uses, shade plants, succulent flowers | 1 Comment »

What a show we’ve had with skyrocketing succulents! Yucca rostratas at Habanero Mexican Café synchronized their traffic-stopper explosion. We know that some agaves die after blooming, like Randy Case’s Agave victoriae-reginae. But what about yuccas and sotols (Dasylirion wheeleri) like this one ...

Defiant roses, pruning Texas sage, fertilizer, African violets

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in Texas A&M, books, bulbs, fertilizing, house plants, organic fertilizers, pruning, roses | No Comments »

Ouch! Is that how you feel when our dormant muscles get a workout pruning dormant plants? My Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ cheered me on, though I’m not EVEN close to the finish line. But let’s not go insane about hedging Texas sage ...

Gardening made easy with new iBook + Hutto garden fun

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, annuals, books, crafts, early spring flowers, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, perennials, rain water collection, vegetables | No Comments »

I rather like the restful stage in my dormant winter garden. Here's a view of the den path from the patio. Let’s distract our finger on the eager pruning trigger with early-birds like Matchstick bromeliad (Aechmea gamosepala) that leads off my ...