Archive for the ‘garden bloggers on tour’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Drought Busters!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, bees, citrus, companion plants, drought, early spring flowers, fall plants, freeze damage, garden art, garden bloggers on tour, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, patio plants, plant propagation, succulents | 8 Comments »

Despite only rainfall spit for months, a few poppies won’t miss their yearly applause. This clever one selected artemisia and lamb’s ears to show off in the crowd. I’m a fan of drought tolerant bearded iris, even when not in bloom. ...