Archive for the ‘butterflies’ Category

Get the story on understory trees and plants

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, birds, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, wildlife | 9 Comments »

Lavender and silver, what a great duo!  But this hoverfly wasn’t zooming in to admire ‘Helen von Stein’ lamb’s ears; it was going for lunch on the asters (Aster oblongifolius). Thanks, Meredith O'Reilly, for reminding me! The fall-blooming asters join almost ...

Px3: Perennial, Pollinators, Powerful

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Techniques, bees, birds, butterflies, cat cove, caterpillars, fall plants, garden design, groundcovers, herbs, lawn replace, native plants, wildlife | 11 Comments »

I absolutely fall for fall, when everything explodes at once! A few white-blooming 'Silverado' cenizo (Texas sage) flowers hooked up with re-blooming Iceberg roses and hot weather thryallis. White mistflower (Ageratina havanensis) will pop us a few flowers in spring, but ...

Garden Conservancy tour, what’s up with redbuds, edible containers

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Posted in Garden Conservancy, birds, butterflies, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, succulents, trees, vegetables, water features | 6 Comments »

Is this a fun fall or what?! It’s also crazy with springtime redbuds blooming alongside autumn asters. What’s up with that? Thanks to D. Kirkland for Daphne’s question this week! Daphne explains that it’s all about weather—trees stressed once again this ...

Notable natives

Thursday, October 4th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Techniques, bees, birds, butterflies, fall plants, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, trees, wildflowers, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Even though rain and sweet cool days perked things up, I know that fall is here when my self-seeded goldenrods start blooming. Soon, they’ll be clustered with butterflies, bees and little wasps. They’re already heading to the shrub/small tree Barbados cherry ...