Archive for March, 2010

Flower power, superstar guest to CTG

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

What is it about a flower that gets us so excited? Most of us dug a shovel into the soil the first time because a plant bewitched us. Sometimes we move on to design concepts and rapturous serial combinations, botanical names, ...

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day from east Austin!

Monday, March 15th, 2010 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day | 17 Comments »

I thought maybe I'd gotten the wrong address when I walked into the garden one evening last week. Where was I? Where had all these plants come from overnight? Hyacinthus orientalis 'Sky Jacket' The first of the Dutch iris.  I planted them ...

Life returns to east Austin; CTG swag!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Last Sunday was a perfectly romantic day to garden. Enveloped in mist, I imagined I was in a far away place, mucking about with geese and cows nearby. Well, okay, anything to get past the drudgery of excavating a trug-ful ...

First new plant for 2010; flowers make good neighbors

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

So, this time of year I get lots of questions about when to fertilize the lawn. Save your time and money until at least April 15, when the grass is actively growing. Before then, you're throwing your money away to ...