Archive for the ‘Vines’ Category

Grow up with vines + Home of the hippos artistic garden!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 Posted in Late spring flowers, Vines, bottle trees, deer, fruit trees, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants | 2 Comments »

Got something to hide? Even in a narrow space, vines have got you covered! Summer and fall blooming Queen’s wreath is truly royalty with bees and butterflies. Perhaps you’d like to cozy things up with easy-to-control star jasmine? If you’ve ...

Taming Runoff, Gluten Free Caesar Salad, Habitat Meets Art

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 Posted in Vines, flood control, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, rain catchment, recipes, recycling, succulents | 4 Comments »

We love the rain but not when it threatens our homes and erodes our gardens! This week, Roc + Solid Land Designer Elizabeth McGreevy joins Tom to wrangle rushing rainfall and keep it on site. Elizabeth explains a few simple ...

What’s the BUZZ About Native Plants?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas Native Plant Week, Vines, bees, birds, butterflies, crafts, drought, garden bloggers on tour, garden rooms, lawn replace, native plants, perennials | 2 Comments »

Adaptable, rambunctious native Conoclinium coelestinum—one of a few called blue mistflower—is on target for the usual flock of butterflies (let’s hope). Boy, it’s been a rough year. Since winter’s 12° and drought, it’s the first time that my Salvia greggiis have ...

Express Yourself + Pond from Swimming Pool

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Posted in Vines, bees, garden art, garden structure, habitat, house plants, plant propagation, ponds, water features, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Like the paint and furniture we pick inside, gardens are snapshots of ourselves. I like bold surprises, so am thrilled that Amaryllis ‘San Antonio Rose’ joined the bulb parade this week. I wish I were indeed bold enough to paint my ...