Archive for the ‘frost protection’ Category

Tempting Trees and Fall Fun

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Posted in fall plants, frost protection, garden art, lawn replace, trees, water features | 5 Comments »

On the way to the recycling bin, I stopped in my tracks.  Wow, a Monarch butterfly chowing down on ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemums! I dropped the stuff and slowly backed up to get the camera. Good luck to me that it wasn’t ...

Why plants freeze|Greg Grant vegetables

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Texas A&M, annuals, books, destinations, frost protection, fruit trees, garden structure, native plants, organic fertilizers, perennials | 2 Comments »

My crinums don’t look so hot right now. No problem: I simply cut off their mushy leaves and they’ll rebound pronto. Although things have been rather tame this winter, we’ve had our little cold spells. The top question goes to ...

Drought-tough bulbs

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, books, bulbs, frost protection, garden design, garden designers, passalong plants | 8 Comments »

Spiderworts (Tradescantia gigantea) say, “Hey, what drought?!” These native early birds are already up. Like kids counting down to Santa, they can’t wait to open their presents to us come spring. Drought doesn’t scare off naturalizing rhizomes like spiderworts, or bulbs like ...