Archive for the ‘drought’ Category

Catching rain, aquaponics, squash pollination & nematode control

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, aquaponics, birds, butterflies, drought, garden designers, perennials, pests, plant propagation, rain catchment, rain water collection, urban farms | 4 Comments »

First, here’s something to cool down the dog days! It’s Salvia argentea, my first try at this low-growing fuzzy silver in the grinding hot cat cove, now well-amended with decomposed granite. In the front bed, I’m going for tall drama with equally ...

Native companions

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Seeds, Tools, Tours, annuals, bees, cat cove, drought, early spring flowers, garden bloggers, garden designers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants | Comments Off

Things are buzzing around here! Native Gulf penstemons absolutely suck in the bees. I have them everywhere, including the cat cove; not by my design, but by theirs. Like all parents, plants point their progeny in the right direction. I don’t mind ...

Drought disasters to avoid

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Techniques, butterflies, deer, drought, garden design, garden designers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, shade plants, trees, wildlife | 15 Comments »

Drought doesn’t scare me to pieces. My plants have been through it all and always come back for more. Yes, I do water some, but not outrageously. I avoid thirsty ones and go for those that can take our brutal ...

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 ...