Archive for the ‘garden structure’ Category

Landscape “architecture” for everybody!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 Posted in Texas A&M, flood control, garden art, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, garden rooms, garden structure, lawn replace, patios, pruning, trees | 8 Comments »

Often people ask me: what IS landscape architecture? So, this week, we’re thrilled to present Ixchel Granada and Aaron Kotwal, Texas A&M University landscape architecture students. Enthusiastic, introspective and tremendously farsighted, they’ve got their hands on the future as they ...

Taming Runoff, Gluten Free Caesar Salad, Habitat Meets Art

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 Posted in Vines, flood control, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, native plants, rain catchment, recipes, recycling, succulents | 4 Comments »

We love the rain but not when it threatens our homes and erodes our gardens! This week, Roc + Solid Land Designer Elizabeth McGreevy joins Tom to wrangle rushing rainfall and keep it on site. Elizabeth explains a few simple ...

Plants that Multitask

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 Posted in bees, bulbs, butterflies, destinations, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, healing gardens, herbs, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, ponds, rain water collection, wildlife | 2 Comments »

We know it’s not good to multitask, though plants do it all the time without winding up in a straitjacket. This firebush, (Hamelia patens) gladly screens a patio, feeds all kinds of bees—including carpenter bees—and sustains hummingbirds, too. Everybody's thrilled that ...

Plants & Design to Fall For

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in fall plants, garden art, garden rooms, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, perennials, prairie, recycling | 6 Comments »

I love autumn, my favorite season, really. So do the bees that are abuzz about my fall asters. This frostweed planted itself on a greenbelt fence in a garden we taped last week. The family’s left this section to its ...