Archive for the ‘groundcovers’ Category

Triple P: Popsicles, Pesticides, Pond Care

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, garden designers, groundcovers, native plants, ponds, recipes | 2 Comments »

Forecast: hot & icky, with more to come. Along with jumping into the nearest pool, cool down with home-made popsicles! Hey, much cheaper than moving to Alaska. Trisha Shirey shows how to make yummy, healthy versions. And they’re so ...

Shady Customers + Saving Seeds

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 Posted in Saving seeds, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, lawn replace, mulch, shade plants | 4 Comments »

The latest round of wildflowers is in gear, like bee balm (Monarda citriodora) while the early birds are going to seed. This week, Trisha Shirey shows when and how to collect and dry seeds for next fall, including the bucket technique, ...

Cheers! Amy Stewart & Lucinda Hutson

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 Posted in books, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, plant uses, shade plants, succulent flowers | 1 Comment »

What a show we’ve had with skyrocketing succulents! Yucca rostratas at Habanero Mexican Café synchronized their traffic-stopper explosion. We know that some agaves die after blooming, like Randy Case’s Agave victoriae-reginae. But what about yuccas and sotols (Dasylirion wheeleri) like this one ...

Shade, insects, drought: what’s buggin’ you?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, caterpillars, drought, garden designers, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, perennials, pests, shade plants | 2 Comments »

Like us, rain lilies jumped for joy with the recent deluge. When my Habranthus robustus seeds dry, I’ll spread them around. In the meantime, I’ll swat eager beaver mosquitoes. I’m thrilled that Michelle Pfluger from Green ‘n Growing in Pflugerville introduced ...