Archive for the ‘herbs’ Category

Plants that Multitask

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in bees, bulbs, butterflies, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, healing gardens, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, ponds, rain water collection, wildlife | No Comments »

We know it’s not good to multitask, though plants do it all the time without winding up in a straitjacket. This firebush, (Hamelia patens) gladly screens a patio, feeds all kinds of bees—including carpenter bees—and sustains hummingbirds, too. Everybody's thrilled that ...

Mash-up: artful edibles for all

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in garden art, garden projects, garden rooms, garden structure, habitat, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, patios, recipes, water features | 2 Comments »

First, we've got lots of drowning going on, since rain isn’t always reasonable.  When it drops a bomb, xeric herbs like sage dive out. Daphne explains what happened to Tracie Storie’s healthy, long-term thyme and others. Tracie keeps them on the dry ...

Spanish/Mexican Melting Pot Gardens and Food

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 Posted in books, garden design, garden rooms, garden structure, garlic, herbs, lawn replace, patios, water features | 4 Comments »

How did Spanish and Mexican designs influence our garden melting pot? To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on PBS, we look at a few contributions, like plazas, courtyards and our own patios to extend living space. First, let’s answer Daphne’s viewer question from ...

Where It All Starts + Texas Quilt Museum Garden

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Posted in destinations, drought, garden art, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace | 6 Comments »

Wow, what a storm! I got more rain in 2 days than in 5 months. Certainly reminds us to trim limbs out of power lines and remove defunct, troubled trees that even Sunday’s winds felled around town. Also around town, ...