Archive for the ‘disease’ Category

Cool plants for heat/pond tour to cool off your garden

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Tours, Zac Zamora, bees, butterflies, cats, daylilies, destinations, disease, drought, fountain, garden bloggers, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, ponds, tomatoes, vegetables, water features, water lilies, wildflowers, wildlife | 19 Comments »

Did you know that we have another native Texas hibiscus? I sure didn’t until I was at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s sale last fall and nabbed this Hibiscus martianus. It was tiny and possibly not cold-hardy, so I protected ...

Going a little wild

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tours, butterflies, destinations, disease, drought, garden design, lawn replace, mulch, wildflowers, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Here’s a good reason to plant native plants! This Monarch showed up for dinner on the coneflower. If it finds a date, maybe we’ll get eggs on our new milkweeds. In the back "prairie" of my garden, I'm so thrilled that ...

Transition time for flowers and food

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 Posted in community gardens, destinations, disease, drought, fruit trees, recipes, tomatoes, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Valentine’s Day started early with my potted carnation! I love everything about it: color, fragrance, blue-green foliage, long-lasting cut flowers. Drought tough. If anything, they hate too much water, and demand perfect drainage.  Two years ago when I got this ‘Silver ...

Soil drought recovery|tree decay|how low can it go?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, bulbs, disease, drought, fall plants, garden design, garden designers, mulch, soil mixes, trees, winter color | 4 Comments »

Troublesome Central Texas weather does have its upside! Most winters, seasons converge with greenery and flowers, even as dormant perennials take a break. Early bird Paperwhite narcissus starts the bulb parade. Bees raced from one flower to another. Then they checked out The ...