Archive for the ‘bees’ Category

Spring into action with Brent & Becky’s Bulbs and poppies!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Seeds, annuals, bees, bulbs, companion plants, cover crops, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, perennials, poppies | No Comments »

It’s time to spring into action, folks!  For eye-popping wildflowers next April, start seeding now until mid-November.  California poppy is one of many native poppies. Corn poppies aren’t native, but what beauties against native spring-flowering perennials like columbine. And with irises, like ...

National Butterfly Center, icebox pickles, sun scald, habitat makeover

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 Posted in annuals, bees, birds, butterflies, destinations, drought, fall plants, habitat, lawn replace, recipes, trees, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Before we head to the garden, let’s go to the kitchen, where Trisha makes absolutely delish easy icebox pickles! I couldn’t resist making a batch, flavored with garlic, hot peppers, and some really good dill seed from Penzeys’ Austin location. Oops, ...

Garden fiesta and Viva Tequila!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Techniques, agaves, annuals, bees, birds, books, butterflies, garden design, perennials, succulents | 5 Comments »

What’s your favorite garden color or combination? Mine change with the season, week, and even the hour. Right now, it’s hard to resist that current cat cove combo—how’s that for alliteration—pink rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetela) and Calylophus berlandieri, where sun ...

Native companions

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Seeds, Tools, Tours, annuals, bees, cat cove, drought, early spring flowers, garden bloggers, garden designers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants | Comments Off

Things are buzzing around here! Native Gulf penstemons absolutely suck in the bees. I have them everywhere, including the cat cove; not by my design, but by theirs. Like all parents, plants point their progeny in the right direction. I don’t mind ...