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Drought Busters!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, bees, citrus, companion plants, drought, early spring flowers, fall plants, freeze damage, garden art, garden bloggers on tour, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, patio plants, plant propagation, succulents | 8 Comments »

Despite only rainfall spit for months, a few poppies won’t miss their yearly applause. This clever one selected artemisia and lamb’s ears to show off in the crowd. I’m a fan of drought tolerant bearded iris, even when not in bloom. ...

Little views + fairy gardens and terrariums

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bulbs, children, companion plants, container gardens, fairy gardens, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, lawn replace, mushrooms, terrariums | No Comments »

Sometimes we luck into perfect little frames, like ‘Black Pearl’ pepper with fall asters. A hard freeze will really blacken that pearl, but I’ll plant more next spring. They liven up asters’ stolid green foliage until explosion time. The great thing ...

Spring into action with Brent & Becky’s Bulbs and poppies!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Seeds, annuals, bees, bulbs, companion plants, cover crops, early spring flowers, garden design, garden designers, lawn replace, perennials, poppies | No Comments »

It’s time to spring into action, folks!  For eye-popping wildflowers next April, start seeding now until mid-November.  California poppy is one of many native poppies. Corn poppies aren’t native, but what beauties against native spring-flowering perennials like columbine. And with irises, like ...

Spring into summer with gusto

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, Summer plants, annuals, birds, butterflies, cat cove, companion plants, container gardens, garden art, garden designers, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, organic fertilizers, perennials, shade plants, tropical plants | 8 Comments »

Can you believe this? We’ve had spring (and winter!) longer than 15 minutes. Poppies keep popping up with spuria iris. I can’t have too many native winecups. In the cat cove, they team up with Gulf penstemon and Calylophus berlandieri ssp. Pinifolius. And ...