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Notable natives

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Techniques, bees, birds, butterflies, fall plants, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, trees, wildflowers, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Even though rain and sweet cool days perked things up, I know that fall is here when my self-seeded goldenrods start blooming. Soon, they’ll be clustered with butterflies, bees and little wasps. They’re already heading to the shrub/small tree Barbados cherry ...

Screening plants + what’s in a name + when to plant bulbs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bulbs, butterflies, crafts, deer, garden design, shade plants | 10 Comments »

The other day, I sorted through plant tags stuffed into a pot on the patio. (I don’t save every tag, or I’d need a pot the size of my house). I keep a running list of “dream plants.” Since this can ...

I’m going wild with natives; celebrate Native Plant Week!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Native Plant Week, native plants, wildlife | 6 Comments »

One benefit to growing native plants is that I never get bored. They're always busy doing something, like this firebush (Hamelia patens). Over the past weeks, it has  gradually intensified in color. Soon, it will really live up to its name ...