Archive for the ‘native plants’ Category

Mash-up: artful edibles for all

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in garden art, garden projects, garden rooms, garden structure, habitat, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, patios, recipes, water features | 2 Comments »

First, we've got lots of drowning going on, since rain isn’t always reasonable.  When it drops a bomb, xeric herbs like sage dive out. Daphne explains what happened to Tracie Storie’s healthy, long-term thyme and others. Tracie keeps them on the dry ...

What’s the BUZZ About Native Plants?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas Native Plant Week, Vines, bees, birds, butterflies, crafts, drought, garden bloggers on tour, garden rooms, lawn replace, native plants, perennials | 2 Comments »

Adaptable, rambunctious native Conoclinium coelestinum—one of a few called blue mistflower—is on target for the usual flock of butterflies (let’s hope). Boy, it’s been a rough year. Since winter’s 12° and drought, it’s the first time that my Salvia greggiis have ...

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 ...

A neighborhood unites for wildlife

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 Posted in garden art, garden design, garden structure, groundcovers, lawn replace, native plants, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Well, wasn’t that rain just lovely? Honestly, I thought I’d missed out on spider lily (Lycoris radiata) this year. In just 24 hours, it zoomed up. And I’ve got at least three kinds of mushrooms benefiting my soil and plants ...