Archive for May, 2011

Bright ideas for shade and vines

Thursday, May 19th, 2011 Posted in Late spring flowers, Nurseries, Vines, bulbs, native plants, shade plants | 12 Comments »

Yahoosers! When I bought my Linda lilies (Lilium asiatic ‘Linda’) a few years ago, I figured I was paying the price for vanity.  But three out of the six have made it to their third year. I think the other three ...

Surprises every day + Rocking out with Troy Nixon’s rock designs

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized, garden design, garden designers | 2 Comments »

The best thing about gardening is a new surprise every day. I guess my best surprise today was 3" of rain!  Kaboshed our Mueller garden taping, but gotta love it.  Ed, our camera director, said I looked like a "drowned ...

Clean up with new ideas + Inside Austin Gardens tour

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in Late spring flowers, Saving seeds, Seeds, garden design, native plants, pruning, roses | 6 Comments »

It’s time for spring cleaning!  A few weeks ago, my Byzantine gladiolus and larkspurs were at their peak. The larkspur is still blooming a bit and the glad foliage is still green, so I get a reprieve on them for now. Columbines ...