Archive for the ‘deer’ Category

Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Seeds, bees, butterflies, container gardens, deer, drought, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, vegetables, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted ...

Blooming for Wildlife!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, bees, butterflies, crafts, daylilies, deer, garden design, native plants, pruning, shade plants, wildlife | 6 Comments »

My namesake bloomed this week! In 2008, I couldn’t resist a try at the Asiatic lily ‘Linda’.  Her visit is brief, but worth it for that vibrant golden orange, just lovely against the last of the larkspurs. This daylily in the den ...

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 & 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 ...