Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

Wild Ideas for You + Luci & Ian Family Garden

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Techniques, Tours, bees, children, destinations, lawn replace, native plants, wildflowers, wildlife | 8 Comments »

We’re not all so lucky to have a wildflower front yard scented with acres of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush! At least I get a wildflower pop driving home every day past the Mueller prairie strip along I-35. Most of us can’t have ...

My Psycho Path Update + Getting Started with Mary Irish

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, books, bulbs, drought, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, psycho lighting | 2 Comments »

Just when I thought I had a handle on soil, weather, and drought-wise seasonal combinations, along comes psycho lighting! Here’s the latest rendition of our den path, a 2012 project to dump the dead grass in the stretch alongside the ...

Drought Then Drown + Organic Olive Trees

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 Posted in Techniques, destinations, early spring flowers, garden projects, garden structure, herbs, vegetables | 4 Comments »

How we  love our rain at last! But oops, look what happened to a lot of us. Every few years, I lose an Artemisia or two in a rain bomb. Until now, though, my soft leaf yucca (Yucca recurvifolia) in its ...

Garden fiesta and Viva Tequila!

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Techniques, agaves, annuals, bees, birds, books, butterflies, garden design, perennials, succulents | 5 Comments »

What’s your favorite garden color or combination? Mine change with the season, week, and even the hour. Right now, it’s hard to resist that current cat cove combo—how’s that for alliteration—pink rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetela) and Calylophus berlandieri, where sun ...