Archive for the ‘urban farms’ Category

Movers & Shakers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, books, compost, garden bloggers, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, urban farms | No Comments »

Are you a mover and shaker? That is to say: you move plants around and shake your head that you didn’t do it sooner. That’s me! In the case of this rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetela), I didn’t do a thing. It ...

Pedal for Compost, Exotic Edibles, Summer Projects

Thursday, July 10th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, compost, garden projects, native plants, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Since July is great for tackling the non-sweaty projects on our list, this week see how to make magic out of plain concrete sculptures, pavers, and benches. I tapped Merrideth Jiles for this one since years ago he gave my concrete ...

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. ...

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 ...