Archive for the ‘wildflowers’ Category

Joys and Perils of Zone-Pushing

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, books, butterflies, daylilies, garden design, tomatoes, wildflowers, wildlife | 13 Comments »

As gardeners, we tend to do a little zone-pushing, from ornamentals to vegetables (like playing weather Russian Roulette with early tomato planting). But no matter what comes our way, my evergreen, no-name daylilies from a little nursery years ago don’t ...

Bee ecstatic; citrus tips; backyard chickens

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, bees, chickens, garden design, garden projects, poppies, wildflowers, wildlife | 12 Comments »

Bee ecstatic, even with one little flower. Here’s a bee honing in on Gulf Coast penstemon (Penstemon tenuis).  Beyond, Salvia microphylla 'La Trinidad Pink' got its turn later. For dessert, they hit the pink evening primrose, (Oenothera speciosa), a native wildflower that ...

Wildflowers|Seeds of History

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Posted in wildflowers | 30 Comments »

Last spring, I bet more cameras focused on wildflowers than ever before. KLRU was there too, thanks to Director of Photography Ed Fuentes and additional camera by Derek Joyoprayitno, for a project inspired by Betsy Gerdeman, KLRU's Senior Vice President, and ...

No-freeze native plants + Mr. Smarty Plants unmasked!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 Posted in garden design, native plants, wildflowers | 9 Comments »

If you can decide what to wear (shorts or parka, depending on what day it is), it's a good time to cut back those dormant native plants. Tropicals, semi-tenders, and some evergreen shrubs should wait a few more weeks, especially ...