Archive for the ‘trees’ Category

Tempting Trees and Fall Fun

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 Posted in fall plants, frost protection, garden art, lawn replace, trees, water features | 5 Comments »

On the way to the recycling bin, I stopped in my tracks.  Wow, a Monarch butterfly chowing down on ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemums! I dropped the stuff and slowly backed up to get the camera. Good luck to me that it wasn’t ...

Patience is Worth Waiting For

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 Posted in bees, early spring flowers, fruit trees, habitat, native plants, trees, wildlife | 10 Comments »

I swooned the first time I saw a native Mexican plum (Prunus mexicana) tree in bloom one February. A grower friend gave me a very small one, just as this native was making it into nurseries. February #6 came and went, no ...

Connecting Kids to Food & Nature |Richard Louv |Family Resolution

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 Posted in books, children, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace, pruning, trees | 2 Comments »

Let us give thanks for family traditions that start outside. Do you remember summers, lying on your back to watch stars and fireflies through shadowy leaves, while Dad turned hamburgers on the grill? And, what about collecting autumn leaves to ...

Drought: not out of the woods with our trees

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 Posted in drought, garden designers, trees | 2 Comments »

Thanks to cool weather and restorative rain, weary plants rebounded to attend my garden's fall prom. My native evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) is in high gear, pumping out flowers and fruits for wildlife, joined by Mexican redbud to the right. According to ...