Archive for September, 2010

Magical fall flowers; meet trouble free roses

Thursday, September 30th, 2010 Posted in bulbs, garden design, roses, wildflowers | 17 Comments »

A few weeks ago, it seemed like a Lycoris radiata would never show up. All it took was a smatter of rain for them to pop out like mad; I haven't seen this many in years.  Here they are with ...

Going tubular; Garden Conservancy Austin tour

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 Posted in garden design, native plants | 7 Comments »

Along with diverse foliar and flower colors, textures, and heights, I like to mix up flower styles, too: disks, little cups, spidery, and tubular (for starters). Makes things pop out a bit. But it's more than trying to be cool ...

Gardening on a budget

Thursday, September 16th, 2010 Posted in bulbs, garden bloggers, garden design, native plants | 10 Comments »

I've never had a ton of money for the garden, and not a bunch of time, either. And like the rest of my life, the garden is a process, one step and experiment at a time. Honestly, I can count ...

I heard a rumor that fall is on the way; time to get growing fall vegetables

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Posted in bulbs, vegetables | 4 Comments »

We're not out of the hot woods yet, but you know that fall is coming with the arrival of its emissaries. My first Lycoris radiata (spider lily) radiates a smile that pots of chile are on the horizon. In my garden,  ...