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Tricky Plants + Tricky Pruning

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, aquaponics, garden projects, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, pruning, wildlife | 12 Comments »

Ready, set, prune! At least some plants, that is, like my mushy crinums, sprouting already. This week, Daphne tidies up with tips on what we can prune and when. I’ve already cut back zexmenia and other natives that look crunchy. ...

Gardening on a budget with recycled fun!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, Texas A&M, bees, destinations, fall plants, garden art, garden bloggers, garden projects, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace, recycling, succulents | 3 Comments »

“Are you going to use that?”  Gardeners are masters at recycling—plants, curbside scavenges, leaves, whatever. Give us somebody’s leftovers and we’ll find a way to use them!  You can have a ton of fun without a ton of money. Plants are ...

My Psycho Path Update + Getting Started with Mary Irish

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, books, bulbs, drought, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, psycho lighting | 2 Comments »

Just when I thought I had a handle on soil, weather, and drought-wise seasonal combinations, along comes psycho lighting! Here’s the latest rendition of our den path, a 2012 project to dump the dead grass in the stretch alongside the ...

Drought Then Drown + Organic Olive Trees

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Posted in Techniques, destinations, early spring flowers, garden projects, garden structure, herbs, vegetables | 4 Comments »

How we  love our rain at last! But oops, look what happened to a lot of us. Every few years, I lose an Artemisia or two in a rain bomb. Until now, though, my soft leaf yucca (Yucca recurvifolia) in its ...