Archive for the ‘succulents’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

50 Shades of Pink|Hardy Agaves|Repot Succulents

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Posted in Agave celsii, Crinum lilies, annuals, bees, garden design, lawn replace, plant propagation, succulents, trees | 25 Comments »

50 shades of pink dominate my garden this week. Okay, well maybe only 10 or so. The most grandiose is the crinum. The tiniest is my new Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick'. It’s been on my list for years! When I ran ...

Wicked (and wonderful) Bugs

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 Posted in Insects, Texas A&M, books, butterflies, garden design, garden designers, master gardeners, native plants, plant propagation, pruning, succulents | 7 Comments »

We’ve been invaded! At least temporarily. This week on CTG, Daphne identifies the culprit: the Central Texas Leaf-Katydid (Red Katydid). She explains that in cyclical outbreak years like this one, the red form predominates. Thank you to Paul Alvarado Lenhart, ...