Archive for the ‘Summer plants’ Category

Scootin’ into Summer

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Crinum lilies, Nurseries, Summer plants, annuals, container gardens, cut flowers, herbs, roses | 2 Comments »

Jerusalem sage, like this one at Georgetown’s Monument Cafe, loves that the heat is on. Not so my Angelica pachycarpa. Its glossy foliage dominated a wide spot under a deciduous tree all winter. Soon, its leaves will ornament the compost pile. ...

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 ...

Summer standouts and problems

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Summer plants, bulbs, container gardens, native plants, patio plants, perennials, shade plants, tropical plants | 4 Comments »

Thanks to a bit of rain, lagging plants responded ASAP. Rain lilies, like these Zephyranthes chlorosen, popped out all over town. Cenizos are in flamboyant mode, too, including my white version of ‘Silverado.’ And ‘Convent’. I'm crazy about this combination of ...

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 ...