Archive for the ‘shade plants’ Category

Structure + Soft = Powerful Designs

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Summer plants, drought, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, plant propagation, shade plants, tomatoes, vegetables | 16 Comments »

Although I’m fond of tidy, highly structural gardens, mine doesn’t make that list. I do have many non-fussy anchors, but I wouldn’t be content with an essentially static garden. I’m a drama queen and I like surprises! This sure was ...

Blooming for Wildlife!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, bees, butterflies, crafts, daylilies, deer, garden design, native plants, pruning, shade plants, wildlife | 6 Comments »

My namesake bloomed this week! In 2008, I couldn’t resist a try at the Asiatic lily ‘Linda’.  Her visit is brief, but worth it for that vibrant golden orange, just lovely against the last of the larkspurs. This daylily in the den ...

Drought didn’t make it to my spring party

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 Posted in drought, native plants, roses, shade plants | 12 Comments »

Ready or not, here I come with the pruners!  It’s safe now to prune evergreens, Texas sage (cenizo), thryallis, and shrimp plants like these. I’ll cut them down to a foot or so to encourage fluffy growth.  Since the thryallis didn’t ...

Screening plants + what’s in a name + when to plant bulbs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bulbs, butterflies, crafts, deer, garden design, shade plants | 10 Comments »

The other day, I sorted through plant tags stuffed into a pot on the patio. (I don’t save every tag, or I’d need a pot the size of my house). I keep a running list of “dream plants.” Since this can ...