Archive for the ‘wildflowers’ Category

My big reduce lawn renovation: before and after!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, lawns, mulch, poppies, wildflowers | 60 Comments »

For years, we’ve planned to install large stone paths where our feet pound the soil every day. Intent turns into action when grass-killing drought prods inertia. Although I’ve hauled a ton of stones in my car, this time I turned ...

Cheery (and tasty) winter companions

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, garden bloggers, native plants, wildflowers, winter color | 6 Comments »

Mush, schmush. Some plants went down in the early freeze, but the mums barely shivered. ‘Country Girl’ chrysanthemums expect a vase on the Christmas table, though the faltering asters will be gone by then. To tidy up a bit, I clipped ...

Drought tips for planting wildflowers, native plants, and seeds

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, Seeds, Tools, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, native plants, shade plants, wildflowers, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Drought can be tough on Lycoris radiata. Obviously, these refused to miss their chance to radiate joy! I thank the raccoons for this. These Lycoris are blooming next to the kiddie pool. The raccoons have been getting drinks from it (along ...

A little native, a little not + Wildflower Center Gardens on Tour

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, garden design, native plants, philosophy, wildflowers | 6 Comments »

Look what the Easter bunny brought! According to Scott Ogden's book, Southern Bulbs for the South, this could be Zephyranthes drummondii (formerly Cooperia pedunculata). I've planted many rain lilies over the years, with such erratic success that I lose track. This ...