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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 ...

Fall into organic vegetables

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, children, container gardens, cut flowers, garden bloggers, vegetables, young gardeners | 4 Comments »

Off we head to a new season of wonder! For me, it’s been another tough year, since rain has been rather skimpy at my end of the cloud.  One bright spot was ‘Mystery Crinum’ that finally bloomed. Now, that’s not its ...

Summer standouts and problems

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 Posted in Crinum lilies, Summer plants, bulbs, container gardens, native plants, patio plants, perennials, shade plants, tropical plants | 4 Comments »

Thanks to a bit of rain, lagging plants responded ASAP. Rain lilies, like these Zephyranthes chlorosen, popped out all over town. Cenizos are in flamboyant mode, too, including my white version of ‘Silverado.’ And ‘Convent’. I'm crazy about this combination of ...

Pop into popsicles and summer to fall vegetables

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, community gardens, container gardens, garden structure, mulch, recipes, tomatoes, vegetables | 5 Comments »

Despite our little breather this week, the heat’s not off the griddle yet. So how about cooling down with Trisha’s yummy, healthy popsicles? This week, she mixes up easy-freezey recipes with fruit, yogurt, herbs, and even avocado (a top hit with ...