Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category

Events that Changed My Life

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, bees, early spring flowers, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, parks, philosophy | 21 Comments »

Let me tell you, I was pretty proud of this long ago! And rightfully so. My first garden life-changing event was when we bought a house with a dusty yard owned by fire ants.  With more energy than knowledge or money, ...

Performance art in your garden

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 Posted in bees, crafts, early spring flowers, garden art, native plants, perennials, philosophy | 19 Comments »

Performance art: isn’t that what your garden’s all about?  Certainly, birds dance for free when pyracantha berries are on stage. What about a little plant that gets encores at dinner? Like mimes, plants reach for the sky to silently gather us into ...

What’s your plant personality? How does it heal you?

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, books, destinations, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, healing gardens, philosophy, pruning, roses | 13 Comments »

Quick, tell me, pick a word to describe the personality of a plant in your garden. My word for newly opened Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’: “Dreamy.” My silver germander? Hmm. . . “Convivial.” I bring up this word game thanks to Antique Rose Emporium ...

Groundcovers made for the shade; spiritual healing garden

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Posted in Techniques, companion plants, container gardens, crafts, drought, fall plants, garden design, groundcovers, healing gardens, lawn replace, philosophy, shade plants | 35 Comments »

Is it true? Is fall here at last? In any case, ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemum is ready! Since we’re finally around the heat bend, it’s time to plant. This week Daphne explains why we should firm the soil around our plants. Why is ...