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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 ...

Filling up on fragrance|Funky Chicken Coop tour|Square foot garden design

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tours, bulbs, butterflies, chickens, fertilizing, garden design, pruning, roses, vegetables | 5 Comments »

Well, if you had a year or so to read this post, I can show you everything that’s blooming in my garden!  Since I know you’re busy, here's just a sampling that doesn't include “D is for Drought” in their ...

Fragrance, flavor + fun with gourds

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 Posted in Late spring flowers, bees, cat cove, chickens, garden design, native plants, patio, roses | 14 Comments »

Since my roses are trouble-free, I’m on aromatic overload without worrying that soon I’ll be under work overload. If I dally about dead heading my Marie Pavie rose framing the patio, doesn’t matter much. Blackspot never blackens my on-going view, either. On ...

Bee ecstatic; citrus tips; backyard chickens

Thursday, April 7th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, bees, chickens, garden design, garden projects, poppies, wildflowers, wildlife | 12 Comments »

Bee ecstatic, even with one little flower. Here’s a bee honing in on Gulf Coast penstemon (Penstemon tenuis).  Beyond, Salvia microphylla 'La Trinidad Pink' got its turn later. For dessert, they hit the pink evening primrose, (Oenothera speciosa), a native wildflower that ...