Archive for the ‘plant propagation’ Category

50 Shades of Pink|Hardy Agaves|Repot Succulents

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Posted in Agave celsii, Crinum lilies, annuals, bees, garden design, lawn replace, plant propagation, succulents, trees | 23 Comments »

50 shades of pink dominate my garden this week. Okay, well maybe only 10 or so. The most grandiose is the crinum. The tiniest is my new Phlox paniculata 'John Fanick'. It’s been on my list for years! When I ran ...

Wicked (and wonderful) Bugs

Thursday, June 21st, 2012 Posted in Insects, Texas A&M, books, butterflies, garden design, garden designers, master gardeners, native plants, plant propagation, pruning, succulents | 7 Comments »

We’ve been invaded! At least temporarily. This week on CTG, Daphne identifies the culprit: the Central Texas Leaf-Katydid (Red Katydid). She explains that in cyclical outbreak years like this one, the red form predominates. Thank you to Paul Alvarado Lenhart, ...

Structure + Soft = Powerful Designs

Thursday, June 14th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Summer plants, drought, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, native plants, passalong plants, plant propagation, shade plants, tomatoes, vegetables | 16 Comments »

Although I’m fond of tidy, highly structural gardens, mine doesn’t make that list. I do have many non-fussy anchors, but I wouldn’t be content with an essentially static garden. I’m a drama queen and I like surprises! This sure was ...

Plants that fooled drought

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, drought, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, plant propagation, roses | 12 Comments »

Yessiree, we all got spring early when many plants bloomed a month ahead of schedule. But I got one last blast with this Dutch iris on April 1. Guess it wanted to fool us. Peggy Martin is not fooling around this ...