Archive for the ‘winter color’ Category

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 ...

Garden cheers|Sharon Lovejoy|When to move a plant|Basil preserve

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, books, butterflies, crafts, fall plants, herbs, winter color | 6 Comments »

What cheery days, at last! ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemum just couldn’t wait to say “welcome back!” Salvia regla echoes its thrill for days that don’t scorch our souls. Plant this native fall-blooming perennial around your trees for some leaf canopy fireworks, especially if you ...

Freeze-dried meets sunbursts; Succulent design; Kale nom noms

Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Posted in bulbs, garden design, pruning, recipes, roses, vegetables, wildlife, winter color | 8 Comments »

Well, geez, here we go again. Hottest summers, coldest winters, what's a gardener to do? For one thing, don't freak out! Wait a month or more to prune back those frightened cycads (sago palms). Garden designer Sue Nazar (who will be on ...

Designs by us, modified by nature

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 Posted in garden design, roses, snow, winter color | 19 Comments »

Bizarre Central Texas weather is the master of garden design. This Agave striata made it. But these may be the last pictures of my beloved Agave celsii. It's too early to tell. This growth does seem to be turgid, but the rest of ...