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Creating Tomorrow’s Garden Today!

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, books, bulbs, butterflies, caterpillars, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, lawns, master gardeners, native plants, philosophy | 8 Comments »

Things have changed a lot since I was a kid and had the job to rake leaves from under shrubs to tidy up. As an adult, I’ve watched gardening philosophy among the backyard populace—mine included—gradually head back to the sustainable ...

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. ...

What do you know? Flowers!! + Remarkable Trees w/Matt Turner

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, books, caterpillars, fall plants, fertilizing, fruit trees, garden design, mulch, native plants | 10 Comments »

My, oh, my. Three days after the rain, I came home to a surprise: flowers! I almost fell over.  Though my oxbloods, tucked into plumbago, have yet to fail me. A week ago, the Salvia greggiis looked on their death bed. “Not ...

Caterpillars to love with Meredith O’Reilly from Great Stems!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Posted in Agave celsii, Pet of the Week, Vines, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden tools, native plants | 8 Comments »

Last week we taped the Bulverde/Spring Branch library’s glorious butterfly garden. Designed and maintained by the Friends of the Library and the Comal County Master Gardeners, this tribute to all wildlife will air in 2012. They tell me that children head ...