Archive for the ‘organic fertilizers’ Category

Super Spring To-Do Tips + Romantic Garden in Sun & Shade

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 Posted in Late spring flowers, bulbs, disease, garden rooms, organic fertilizers, patios, shade plants | 2 Comments »

Winter. I love it. For one thing, it brings on the cool bulbs that perennialize, even after humid hot Texas summers. One early bird I count on: sweetly fragrant Narcissus ‘Erlicheer,’ here with a cheery smile! And ‘Gigantic Star’ ...

Vegetable Gardening for the Southwest + Farmshare Austin

Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Posted in cover crops, fertilizing, lawn replace, organic fertilizers, small farms, vegetables | 8 Comments »

As Lake Austin Spa Resort’s Director of Flora and Fauna, Trisha Shirey knows pretty much everything about organic growing in harsh-as-heck conditions. Now, she’s put all that knowledge into an easy hands-on guide for you: Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest. ...

Let’s Go Wild with Plants & Ponds

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Posted in Tours, children, container gardens, fairy gardens, garden clubs, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, organic fertilizers, patio plants, ponds, shade plants, water features, young gardeners | 3 Comments »

Rudbeckia and beebalm (bee balm): What a pleasing combination for us and the wildlife. Even better, this cheery team was planted by the children at Oak Hill Elementary! At home, my Peter’s Purple beebalm finally settled in after Daphne ...

Defiant roses, pruning Texas sage, fertilizer, African violets

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Posted in Texas A&M, books, bulbs, fertilizing, house plants, organic fertilizers, pruning, roses | No Comments »

Ouch! Is that how you feel when our dormant muscles get a workout pruning dormant plants? My Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ cheered me on, though I’m not EVEN close to the finish line. But let’s not go insane about hedging Texas sage ...