Archive for the ‘native plants’ Category

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 ...

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 ...