Archive for April, 2010

Out of control garden, multitask plants, herb tips, oak pollen on steroids

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized, pruning | 10 Comments »

Things are a little out of control in my garden right now. I was going to give you some wide shots, but I don't dare. Until I can buckle down to deal with the mayhem, I'm enjoying these days of ...

Integrating native plants; Wildflower garden tour preview; overgrown shrubs, fixing heavy soil

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Although I got some of my first gardening lessons at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's original location, my garden is not all native. Instead, it's a collaboration of cultural backgrounds, where columbine joins my sentimental "Joan's pink poppies." I'm thankful ...

Joan’s pink poppies, Peckerwood Garden, Yucca Do cold-hardy agaves & more

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

This week, I'm celebrating "Joan's pink poppies," a passalong from a very inspiring gardener fighting cancer that Vertie and I had the chance to meet. Another treasured passalong is bearded iris 'Raspberry Frills' from Trisha Shirey, with Dr. William Welch's foundling ...

Flower combos, ethnic herbs, squash vine borers, when fertilize lawn

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

In years like this, you'd think we'd been transported to Seattle or England. Everything seems super-sized. The poppies join the mutabilis rose, showering its multi-tasking flowers. Upon opening, they're a soft yellow.  Bored of that color, they change clothes to cycle ...