Archive for the ‘trees’ Category

Growing Grapes & More + Tait Moring’s Artistic Hillside Habitat

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 Posted in books, fruit trees, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, grapes, patios, trees, vegetables | 9 Comments »

Ever wanted to be your own micro-vintner? First, let’s leave those Concord grape vines to wither on the box store shelves! Instead, go for the grapes that appreciate Central Texas, like Victoria Red. This week, see which ones to grow ...

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 ...

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 ...