Archive for the ‘lawns’ Category

New look at lawns, watering tips, plant performance flamboozle

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden design, garden designers, garden tools, lawns, native plants | 11 Comments »

Last week, we taped a lawn-free garden that will air in 2012. I love the way that Anne uses grasses, yuccas, and agaves for vertical distinction against free-flow natives that nectar hosts of winged visitors. Here’s a nice duo: Lindheimer muhly ...

Drought & deer, oh my!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bees, books, deer, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, lawns, master gardeners, native plants, shade plants | 12 Comments »

This fall, I doubt my asters will perform like this after months of cruelty. Still, they’re resilient to punishment. As the days get shorter, they’ll do what asters do: bloom. Already, this wild aster is up and at ‘em.  It’s more ...

Tough plants for tough times|William Welch Heirloom Gardening in the South

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 Posted in books, bulbs, garden designers, lawns, passalong plants, ponds, roses, water features, water lilies | 14 Comments »

The garden’s under serious sag alert. Not many of my plants are whiners, but right now I need ear plugs. Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’ didn’t join the chorus, though she delayed her yearly performance by about 10 days until she got ...

Luck, loss, plus lawns

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Posted in Agave celsii, lawns, native plants, poppies | 10 Comments »

For years, I struggled to get poppies to come up. Don’t know the magic formula, but now I have them, even in the grass. In the beds, some returned from last year, but I scratched in a few safety seeds ...