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A New Look at Grass

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas A&M, birds, deer, destinations, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, pests, prairie, wildlife | 6 Comments »

My journey as a lawn whittler started long ago when I wanted visual sensation through plants that bring wildlife right to my garden doorstep. [caption id="attachment_11223" align="alignnone" width="530" caption="Texas betony and Golden groundsel"][/caption] I still have some lawn, but it’s whittled to ...

The Bees’ Knees!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, chickens, drought, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants, pruning, roses | 2 Comments »

Right now, a lot of us are buzzing about frozen plants.  On Feb. 15, Daphne has cutting edge info on pruning. Until then, if your hands are clamped to the pruners, I’m waiting until late February to cut my ...

England Goes To Texas!

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, Texas A&M, garden bloggers, garden design, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, terrariums | 6 Comments »

“The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown/ Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.” Traditional English carol I don’t have English ivy, but I do have native Yaupon holly, which ...

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 ...