Archive for September, 2009

Salvia-fest, spring bulbs & pumpkin decorate!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Salvia greggii was my first native perennial, a big deal for me when I nabbed this "rare" plant at Zilker Garden Festival years ago. Then, we all simply knew it as "cherry sage." Now, you can find this drought-tolerant, evergreen wildlife-magnet ...

Drought-tough grasses & sedges & more

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Rain drops! Falling on my plants. Not so many drops in east Austin as elsewhere last week, but I'm not returning my 1-1/2". Even that rejuvenated the garden and brought out the first Lycoris radiata!  Its background is my young bamboo muhly. Still, we ...

From Linda: cool-season vegetables

Thursday, September 10th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Yahoo!  The 1" of rain last Friday brought out the oxblood lilies, including this stand near the patio turks cap.  Rose Marie Pavie is supervising the two camps.  I've got my fingers crossed that some of the neighboring deluges hit ...

From Linda: drought-hardy irises

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

On the 69th day of triple digits, as I headed out this morning, I stopped to nab this pair planning the day in their condensation pipe spa. They're probably counting the number of dried up plants in the front yard.  If ...