Archive for the ‘trees’ Category

Mushrooms: Your Garden’s Best Friend

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Posted in Agave celsii, books, garden design, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, mulch, native plants, pruning, shade plants, trees, wildlife, winter color | 4 Comments »

Remember last spring and fall when mushrooms appeared like magic? I always get a few, but last year, many mornings were absolute wonderland! Some gardeners fear that mushrooms mean something really evil. Actually, it’s just the opposite! Tom meets with Ashley McKenzie ...

Winter drought care trees & wildflowers|Edibles meet perennials

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, bees, container gardens, disease, drought, early spring flowers, fruit trees, garden design, garden designers, master gardeners, native plants, poppies, recipes, trees, vegetables, wildflowers | 12 Comments »

Happy New Year! Good wishes to you all that 2013 sprinkles us with abundant joy. Unless we get a few serious sprinkles from above, we need to water our wildflower rosettes, like bluebonnets. Thanks to Jean Warner for Daphne’s question this ...

Get the story on understory trees and plants

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, birds, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, wildlife | 9 Comments »

Lavender and silver, what a great duo!  But this hoverfly wasn’t zooming in to admire ‘Helen von Stein’ lamb’s ears; it was going for lunch on the asters (Aster oblongifolius). Thanks, Meredith O'Reilly, for reminding me! The fall-blooming asters join almost ...

Garden Conservancy tour, what’s up with redbuds, edible containers

Thursday, October 18th, 2012 Posted in Garden Conservancy, birds, butterflies, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, succulents, trees, vegetables, water features | 6 Comments »

Is this a fun fall or what?! It’s also crazy with springtime redbuds blooming alongside autumn asters. What’s up with that? Thanks to D. Kirkland for Daphne’s question this week! Daphne explains that it’s all about weather—trees stressed once again this ...