Archive for the ‘garden projects’ Category

How does a garden grow?

Thursday, November 8th, 2012 Posted in bees, butterflies, chickens, compost, cover crops, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, plant propagation | 10 Comments »

Often I’m asked, “How do people have such great gardens? I can NEVER do that.” Well, yes you can! All it takes is patience, a plan, personality, and passion. Oh, and lots of blisters. Now, this is not to say that ...

Get the story on understory trees and plants

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, birds, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, wildlife | 9 Comments »

Lavender and silver, what a great duo!  But this hoverfly wasn’t zooming in to admire ‘Helen von Stein’ lamb’s ears; it was going for lunch on the asters (Aster oblongifolius). Thanks, Meredith O'Reilly, for reminding me! The fall-blooming asters join almost ...

Garden Conservancy tour, what’s up with redbuds, edible containers

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Posted in Garden Conservancy, birds, butterflies, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, succulents, trees, vegetables, water features | 6 Comments »

Is this a fun fall or what?! It’s also crazy with springtime redbuds blooming alongside autumn asters. What’s up with that? Thanks to D. Kirkland for Daphne’s question this week! Daphne explains that it’s all about weather—trees stressed once again this ...

On tour with the Travis County Master Gardeners

Thursday, October 11th, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Techniques, Tours, cats, container gardens, fall plants, garden design, garden projects, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, wildflowers | 9 Comments »

How can you reduce lawn, combine edibles, flowers for wildlife, living spaces, and art? The best ideas come from fellow gardeners! That’s why you won’t want to miss the Travis County Master Gardeners’ “Inside Austin Gardens” tour on October 20. This ...