Archive for October, 2010

What does design mean to me? And to you?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in garden design | 14 Comments »

Well, look who finally showed up at the party. Last winter's 14° didn't kill my shrimp plants, but boy, did it scare their blooming bracts off! This one's brave enough at last to show the whites of its flowers. I lost a ...

Psycho garden lighting & structural evergreens

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 Posted in Agave celsii, garden design | 11 Comments »

Light is where things get tough in the garden. We can amend our soil or build up mounds, but generally, we've got what we've got. Blackland Prairie is never going to be the Hill Country. Lighting, however, changes continually: not only by ...

I’m going wild with natives; celebrate Native Plant Week!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Native Plant Week, native plants, wildlife | 6 Comments »

One benefit to growing native plants is that I never get bored. They're always busy doing something, like this firebush (Hamelia patens). Over the past weeks, it has  gradually intensified in color. Soon, it will really live up to its name ...

3 seasons at once; SA Garden Conservancy tour preview

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 Posted in Insects, fall plants, garden design, native plants, water features | 11 Comments »

Looks like fall is zooming in. Sorry, just had to say that, I really did.  Spring blooming salvias are back at it. And summer isn't ready to give up yet, either. Check out this surprise on the crape myrtle. Not sure ...