Archive for February, 2010

Freeze-damaged succulents; east Austin snow; Garden Posse

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 Posted in snow | 7 Comments »

What a difference 48 hours makes! On Sunday, the sun was glaring down on this Narcissus 'Grand Primo." By late afternoon, all the bulbs were drooping from the heat. Two days later, it was drooping for another reason. Narcissus 'Sweetness' is flowering in ...

Design basics, Sharing Nature’s Garden on tour

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Last week a couple of gardeners commented that their crinums had never bloomed. Take heart!  These guys can be as slow as mountain laurels and Mexican plums. In fact, it was so long before this crinum bloomed that I'd forgotten ...

Foliage Follow-up: Feb. 16, 2010

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 Posted in Foliage Follow-up | 13 Comments »

To follow May Dreams Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, here's for Pam Penick's Foliage Follow-up! There's a new foliar look in my garden this February. All bets are out on whether my beloved Dianellas (flax lily) plan to return. A little larkspur ...

Bloom Day Feb. 15, 2010

Monday, February 15th, 2010 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day | 10 Comments »

The rare "big chill of 2010" humbled many gardeners here in Texas. In recent winters, we've barely had a chance to wear the sweaters stashed under the bed. This year, some of our plants even got to wear sweaters via ...