Archive for the ‘garden tools’ Category

Debra Prinzing cut flowers | Cuts of Color Flower Farm

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 Posted in Seeds, Summer plants, Tools, books, cut flowers, garden tools, perennials | 4 Comments »

I could wash my grubby garden hands with my soapwort, Bouncing Bet. Mainly I like its cheerful flowers when high temps and drought make me grumpy. It’s been a few years since I grew Verbena bonariensis, but I was in love ...

Excuse me, what season is this?

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, Tools, annuals, books, butterflies, children, early spring flowers, garden tools, indoor water catchment, pruning, rain water collection, roses, winter color | 7 Comments »

Okay, we’ve seen crazy winters before, but this really takes the cake: on the way to work, I spotted this Mexican tithonia blooming against stems blackened by freeze. This annual is usually toast long before now. But thanks to this weirdo ...

Bee happy|Succulent strategies|Natural Bridge Caverns

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tools, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, destinations, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, garden tools, lawn replace, native plants, poppies, roses, succulents, wildflowers, wildlife, winter color | 5 Comments »

One thing I love about wildlife is that they don’t mind if my garden gets a tad messy. As long as the place is clean (no pesticides), they’re going for the atmosphere—free food in a diner that's open all year. ...

New look at lawns, watering tips, plant performance flamboozle

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden design, garden designers, garden tools, lawns, native plants | 11 Comments »

Last week, we taped a lawn-free garden that will air in 2012. I love the way that Anne uses grasses, yuccas, and agaves for vertical distinction against free-flow natives that nectar hosts of winged visitors. Here’s a nice duo: Lindheimer muhly ...