Archive for the ‘drought’ Category

Winter drought care trees & wildflowers|Edibles meet perennials

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, bees, container gardens, disease, drought, early spring flowers, fruit trees, garden design, garden designers, master gardeners, native plants, poppies, recipes, trees, vegetables, wildflowers | 12 Comments »

Happy New Year! Good wishes to you all that 2013 sprinkles us with abundant joy. Unless we get a few serious sprinkles from above, we need to water our wildflower rosettes, like bluebonnets. Thanks to Jean Warner for Daphne’s question this ...

Words That Make a Gardener

Monday, November 19th, 2012 Posted in Techniques, bees, compost, drought, lawn replace, perennials, roses, round table, vegetables, wildlife | 10 Comments »

What makes up a gardener’s vocabulary?  We’ll just skip over the ones unfit for a family blog! I’ll start with Endurance, since that defines most of us after a Texas summer. Change. If that one’s missing, I suspect it’s a painting, ...

Groundcovers made for the shade; spiritual healing garden

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 Posted in Techniques, companion plants, container gardens, crafts, drought, fall plants, garden design, groundcovers, healing gardens, lawn replace, philosophy, shade plants | 29 Comments »

Is it true? Is fall here at last? In any case, ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemum is ready! Since we’re finally around the heat bend, it’s time to plant. This week Daphne explains why we should firm the soil around our plants. Why is ...

Keyhole gardens, Oak leaf galls, Gabriel Valley Farms, Drying herbs

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bulbs, container gardens, crafts, drought, fall plants, herbs, keyhole gardens, native plants, trees, wildlife | 2 Comments »

First, I have to admit: I’m a bulb freak. I’d buy a thousand more if I could. Instead, I divide my naturalizing wealth and then forget where I planted them. That’s okay, because garden surprises like these oxblood lilies are ...