Archive for February, 2009

From the producer: February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Update:  the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center identified the mystery plant from last week.  Here's the word: Yep. It’s a weed.  Youngia japonica, Oriental false hawk’s-beard.  It’s a fairly recently introduced species to Travis County, but rapidly becoming ...

From the producer: February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Last weekend, Sam helped me in the garden. Thankfully, he soon wore out, and flopped in the cat cove catnip. Just beyond, the first spring starflowers (Ipheion uniflorum) showed up. Chester the cocker spaniel stays far away on rose pruning day, since ...

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: February 2009

Sunday, February 15th, 2009 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day | 14 Comments »

Here's what's blooming in my east Austin garden on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  Yesterday it was 63 degrees and cloudy.  Today's projections call for 65 degrees and sunny.  I took these pictures on Saturday to take advantage of the subdued ...

From the producer: February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Promise.  Hope.  Change.  These we find in the garden every day.  It's most powerful for me in February when the Mexican plum puts forth its first buds. It took years to bloom, and I almost gave up hope.  I've heard this ...