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Plants that Multitask

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in bees, bulbs, butterflies, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, healing gardens, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, ponds, rain water collection, wildlife | 2 Comments »

We know it’s not good to multitask, though plants do it all the time without winding up in a straitjacket. This firebush, (Hamelia patens) gladly screens a patio, feeds all kinds of bees—including carpenter bees—and sustains hummingbirds, too. Everybody's thrilled that ...

Plants & Design to Fall For

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in fall plants, garden art, garden rooms, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, perennials, prairie, recycling | 6 Comments »

I love autumn, my favorite season, really. So do the bees that are abuzz about my fall asters. This frostweed planted itself on a greenbelt fence in a garden we taped last week. The family’s left this section to its ...

Mash-up: artful edibles for all

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in garden art, garden projects, garden rooms, garden structure, habitat, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, patios, recipes, water features | 2 Comments »

First, we've got lots of drowning going on, since rain isn’t always reasonable.  When it drops a bomb, xeric herbs like sage dive out. Daphne explains what happened to Tracie Storie’s healthy, long-term thyme and others. Tracie keeps them on the dry ...

What’s the BUZZ About Native Plants?

Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Texas Native Plant Week, Vines, bees, birds, butterflies, crafts, drought, garden bloggers on tour, garden rooms, lawn replace, native plants, perennials | 2 Comments »

Adaptable, rambunctious native Conoclinium coelestinum—one of a few called blue mistflower—is on target for the usual flock of butterflies (let’s hope). Boy, it’s been a rough year. Since winter’s 12° and drought, it’s the first time that my Salvia greggiis have ...