Archive for the ‘pruning’ Category

Read your garden’s rule book|Mueller restoration

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 Posted in bulbs, drought, garden design, native plants, philosophy, pruning, roses, winter color | 12 Comments »

Crazy days weather! Narcissus ‘Abba’ is an early performer, but a few weeks earlier this year. Primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is a little ahead of schedule, too. It’s a bit early for silver germander (Teucrium fruticans), though flower “scouts” are not unusual. Generally, it ...

Spring has sprung, what to prune|drought strategies|fungi friends

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, butterflies, drought, garden design, garden designers, native plants, pruning, roses, wildlife | 2 Comments »

Narcissus 'Erlicheer' takes a cue from the U.S. Postal Service, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” No matter what weather throws our way, they stick around ...

When to prune|No lawn designs|oak wilt

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, drought, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, lawns, native plants, pruning, trees, wildlife | 6 Comments »

We’re all just itching to prune! I love the winter cleanup to start the slate clean, but I won’t be pruning that thryallis just yet. Others, like Salvia greggii, should be pruned now. Whatever I prune, as I work around each ...

Clean up with new ideas + Inside Austin Gardens tour

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Late spring flowers, Saving seeds, Seeds, garden design, native plants, pruning, roses | 6 Comments »

It’s time for spring cleaning!  A few weeks ago, my Byzantine gladiolus and larkspurs were at their peak. The larkspur is still blooming a bit and the glad foliage is still green, so I get a reprieve on them for now. Columbines ...