Archive for the ‘succulents’ Category

Fall into digging with exciting plants and a garden makeover!

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, bulbs, fall plants, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, perennials, shade plants, succulents | 3 Comments »

Ah, early renewal! Hot days aren’t over yet, but plants are as ready as we are to get back to work. Actually, skeleton-leaf goldeneye daisy never takes vacation. It handles my (composted) clay soil just fine, always looks good, and ...

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 ...

Fruits of our labors even if some took “almost” a century

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 Posted in Agave celsii, Late spring flowers, agaves, disease, fruit trees, garden design, native plants, poppies, succulents | 11 Comments »

I’m always so glad when the Byzantine gladiolus flowers this time every year. But doesn’t that face look a tad grumpy? Starting from just three or so pass-alongs corms, it multiplies every year, so it’s actually very happy! Maggie rose is looking ...

Banish Bermuda grass for gardens

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 Posted in Tours, bulbs, chickens, companion plants, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, perennials, shade plants, succulents, vegetables, winter color | 14 Comments »

Over the years, I’ve whittled away grass, because there are so many fun plants out there! I’m keen on bulbs, especially for endearing combinations, like my long-term Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ and 3-year-old Yucca pallida. This leucojum (Leucojum aestivum) surprised me by ...