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Bee happy|Succulent strategies|Natural Bridge Caverns

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tools, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, destinations, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, garden tools, lawn replace, native plants, poppies, roses, succulents, wildflowers, wildlife, winter color | 5 Comments »

One thing I love about wildlife is that they don’t mind if my garden gets a tad messy. As long as the place is clean (no pesticides), they’re going for the atmosphere—free food in a diner that's open all year. ...

My big reduce lawn renovation: before and after!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, lawns, mulch, poppies, wildflowers | 60 Comments »

For years, we’ve planned to install large stone paths where our feet pound the soil every day. Intent turns into action when grass-killing drought prods inertia. Although I’ve hauled a ton of stones in my car, this time I turned ...

My garden’s out of control!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, early spring flowers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, poppies, pruning, roses | 35 Comments »

I’ve created a madhouse. I knew I needed to thin spiderworts, larkspurs and poppies, but I just couldn’t bear it. So now I’m  pulling some out since they’re suffocating everything underneath. Good grief, we have poppies that are 4’ tall! Others, along with ...

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day from Linda’s east Austin garden!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, Insects, bulbs, butterflies, drought, early spring flowers, poppies | 26 Comments »

This week, CTG joins fellow gardeners from around the world for May Dreams’ Garden Bloom Day! Here’s a mere sample of what’s blooming after two years of torture-by-weather in my east Austin garden.  With our recent rain salvation, this poppy ...