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Connecting Kids to Food & Nature |Richard Louv |Family Resolution

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 Posted in books, children, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace, pruning, trees | 2 Comments »

Let us give thanks for family traditions that start outside. Do you remember summers, lying on your back to watch stars and fireflies through shadowy leaves, while Dad turned hamburgers on the grill? And, what about collecting autumn leaves to ...

My Psycho Path Update + Getting Started with Mary Irish

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, books, bulbs, drought, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, psycho lighting | 2 Comments »

Just when I thought I had a handle on soil, weather, and drought-wise seasonal combinations, along comes psycho lighting! Here’s the latest rendition of our den path, a 2012 project to dump the dead grass in the stretch alongside the ...

Are You Afraid of Butterflies?

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, books, butterflies, drought, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, shade plants, trees, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Lepidopterophobia: Fear of butterflies. Hmm, hard to imagine. I DO know that caterpillars scare the garden pants off some folks. But the stork didn’t bring this Swallowtail larva to the dill at Travis County Extension. Another fear: tidiness in all ...

Debra Prinzing cut flowers | Cuts of Color Flower Farm

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 Posted in Seeds, Summer plants, Tools, books, cut flowers, garden tools, perennials | 4 Comments »

I could wash my grubby garden hands with my soapwort, Bouncing Bet. Mainly I like its cheerful flowers when high temps and drought make me grumpy. It’s been a few years since I grew Verbena bonariensis, but I was in love ...