Archive for the ‘wildflowers’ Category

Bee happy|Succulent strategies|Natural Bridge Caverns

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tools, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, destinations, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, garden tools, lawn replace, native plants, poppies, roses, succulents, wildflowers, wildlife, winter color | 5 Comments »

One thing I love about wildlife is that they don’t mind if my garden gets a tad messy. As long as the place is clean (no pesticides), they’re going for the atmosphere—free food in a diner that's open all year. ...

Going a little wild

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tours, butterflies, destinations, disease, drought, garden design, lawn replace, mulch, wildflowers, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Here’s a good reason to plant native plants! This Monarch showed up for dinner on the coneflower. If it finds a date, maybe we’ll get eggs on our new milkweeds. In the back "prairie" of my garden, I'm so thrilled that ...

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 ...