Archive for the ‘deer’ Category

Grow up with vines + Home of the hippos artistic garden!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 Posted in Late spring flowers, Vines, bottle trees, deer, fruit trees, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants | 2 Comments »

Got something to hide? Even in a narrow space, vines have got you covered! Summer and fall blooming Queen’s wreath is truly royalty with bees and butterflies. Perhaps you’d like to cozy things up with easy-to-control star jasmine? If you’ve ...

Freeze Report|Cold & Deer Proof Succulents|Citrus|Chickens!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, agaves, citrus, deer, freeze damage, garden bloggers, master gardeners, tomatoes | 8 Comments »

First, please join us in thanking the Austin Area Garden Council at Zilker Botanical Garden, our new production underwriter! Their support helps continue our mission to serve you.  This weekend—March 29 & 30—head out to the 57th annual Zilker Garden ...

A New Look at Grass

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas A&M, birds, deer, destinations, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, pests, prairie, wildlife | 6 Comments »

My journey as a lawn whittler started long ago when I wanted visual sensation through plants that bring wildlife right to my garden doorstep. [caption id="attachment_11223" align="alignnone" width="530" caption="Texas betony and Golden groundsel"][/caption] I still have some lawn, but it’s whittled to ...

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 ...