Archive for the ‘Pet of the Week’ Category

Caterpillars to love with Meredith O’Reilly from Great Stems!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Posted in Agave celsii, Pet of the Week, Vines, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden tools, native plants | 8 Comments »

Last week we taped the Bulverde/Spring Branch library’s glorious butterfly garden. Designed and maintained by the Friends of the Library and the Comal County Master Gardeners, this tribute to all wildlife will air in 2012. They tell me that children head ...

Screening plants + what’s in a name + when to plant bulbs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bulbs, butterflies, crafts, deer, garden design, shade plants | 10 Comments »

The other day, I sorted through plant tags stuffed into a pot on the patio. (I don’t save every tag, or I’d need a pot the size of my house). I keep a running list of “dream plants.” Since this can ...

Drought tips for planting wildflowers, native plants, and seeds

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, Seeds, Tools, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, native plants, shade plants, wildflowers, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Drought can be tough on Lycoris radiata. Obviously, these refused to miss their chance to radiate joy! I thank the raccoons for this. These Lycoris are blooming next to the kiddie pool. The raccoons have been getting drinks from it (along ...

Drought & deer, oh my!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bees, books, deer, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, lawns, master gardeners, native plants, shade plants | 12 Comments »

This fall, I doubt my asters will perform like this after months of cruelty. Still, they’re resilient to punishment. As the days get shorter, they’ll do what asters do: bloom. Already, this wild aster is up and at ‘em.  It’s more ...