Archive for the ‘ponds’ Category

Sneaking into summer

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Tours, butterflies, compost, grafted vegetables, native plants, passalong plants, perennials, ponds, tomatoes, water features | 8 Comments »

Now here’s a plant for your list. My native snake herb (Dyschoriste linearis) sneaks in to attract butterflies in its carefree perennial spread in part-time sun. When Michelle Pfluger from Green ‘n Growing introduced it to us last year, I raced ...

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 ...

Anticipation|Peach trees|Italian design|Insect control|Ponds

Thursday, January 12th, 2012 Posted in Insects, books, bulbs, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, ponds, trees, vegetables, winter color | 7 Comments »

Somebody thinks it’s spring! I treasure fragrant old-fashioned petunias for cascading perfume in my spring and summer patio containers. Warm winter days prompted an energetic splurge at the base of a potted sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans). Since they’re hard to find, ...

How far we’ve come in garden philosophy|Cheryl Hazeltine insight

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Seeds, Summer plants, books, garden design, garden projects, mulch, native plants, philosophy, ponds, water features, wildlife | 6 Comments »

We take a lot of things for granted. Uh, like rain. Long ago, I learned that just because my cenizo blooms, it doesn’t mean rain: it’s just humid.  This time, it wasn’t even that humid. It was just time to ...