Archive for the ‘passalong plants’ 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 ...

Structure + Soft = Powerful Designs

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Summer plants, drought, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, plant propagation, shade plants, tomatoes, vegetables | 16 Comments »

Although I’m fond of tidy, highly structural gardens, mine doesn’t make that list. I do have many non-fussy anchors, but I wouldn’t be content with an essentially static garden. I’m a drama queen and I like surprises! This sure was ...

Plants that survived the Texas Two-Step: Freeze and Drought

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, books, bulbs, cat cove, drought, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, roses, succulents, trees, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Although my spuria iris flowers astound me just once a year, they do it every year—drought, flood, or freeze—since Scott Ogden shared a few divisions with me years ago. My garden is resilient, too, thanks to the words he’s shared with ...

My garden’s out of control!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, early spring flowers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, poppies, pruning, roses | 35 Comments »

I’ve created a madhouse. I knew I needed to thin spiderworts, larkspurs and poppies, but I just couldn’t bear it. So now I’m  pulling some out since they’re suffocating everything underneath. Good grief, we have poppies that are 4’ tall! Others, along with ...