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Fruits of Our Labor

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bees, birds, chickens, fruit trees, house plants, urban farms | 2 Comments »

It’s time to plant fruit! Along with luscious ones for us, add some for wildlife, like possumhaw holly. Pair with fall leaf peeper, Bald cypress, to double the sensation. My native evergreen sumac fruits are yummy for me and the birds. ...

National Butterfly Center, icebox pickles, sun scald, habitat makeover

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 Posted in annuals, bees, birds, butterflies, destinations, drought, fall plants, habitat, lawn replace, recipes, trees, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Before we head to the garden, let’s go to the kitchen, where Trisha makes absolutely delish easy icebox pickles! I couldn’t resist making a batch, flavored with garlic, hot peppers, and some really good dill seed from Penzeys’ Austin location. Oops, ...

Love + Joy = Sharon Lovejoy & Dirty Birdie Fun!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Posted in Insects, birds, books, garden bloggers, garden projects, habitat, master gardeners, trees, vegetables | No Comments »

When it’s this hot & icky, what fun to get a rain lily surprise, even when it hasn’t rained! Boo, will it ever again? My little garden team will make it through this misery, despite the 6 p.m. weariness. ...

Catching rain, aquaponics, squash pollination & nematode control

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, aquaponics, birds, butterflies, drought, garden designers, perennials, pests, plant propagation, rain catchment, rain water collection, urban farms | 4 Comments »

First, here’s something to cool down the dog days! It’s Salvia argentea, my first try at this low-growing fuzzy silver in the grinding hot cat cove, now well-amended with decomposed granite. In the front bed, I’m going for tall drama with equally ...