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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 ...

Creative plants and gardeners |Master Gardener Tour 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Posted in Tours, drought, garden art, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, lawn replace, master gardeners, recycling, water features | 3 Comments »

There’s certainly been a buzz about the maroon bluebonnets at the UT Tower! I don’t understand the uproar at all. Most certainly this is a fluke, not a prank. And, the color won’t last as long as the historic A&M/UT rivalry, ...

Freeze Report|Cold & Deer Proof Succulents|Citrus|Chickens!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, agaves, citrus, deer, freeze damage, garden bloggers, master gardeners, tomatoes | 8 Comments »

First, please join us in thanking the Austin Area Garden Council at Zilker Botanical Garden, our new production underwriter! Their support helps continue our mission to serve you.  This weekend—March 29 & 30—head out to the 57th annual Zilker Garden ...