Archive for July, 2011

Succulents pests with Wizzie Brown

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 Posted in Insects, garden bloggers on tour, soil mixes, succulents | 10 Comments »

Warning! Some of today’s images are scary. Here’s a preview, taken by CTG viewer John Shearer. So far, I haven’t had any trouble with my agaves and yuccas.  In fact, I plan to add a few more. I really like my ...

Cultivating ideas, fall vegetables, first Garden Pet of Week!

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Pet of the Week, Seeds, Tools, fall plants, garden design, garden projects, herbs, master gardeners, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Congratulations to Mojito, our first Maude & Augie Doggie's Garden Pet of the Week! This Maine Coon is the proud owner of Tina & David Poe. While supervising them in the garden, he chews on lemongrass (which has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ...

How far we’ve come in garden philosophy|Cheryl Hazeltine insight

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Seeds, Summer plants, books, garden design, garden projects, mulch, native plants, philosophy, ponds, water features, wildlife | 6 Comments »

We take a lot of things for granted. Uh, like rain. Long ago, I learned that just because my cenizo blooms, it doesn’t mean rain: it’s just humid.  This time, it wasn’t even that humid. It was just time to ...

CTG has another face on Facebook!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments »

For months, CTG has had a FB-generated community page. But gardeners are control freaks and I wanted to have our own page. At the same time, gardening is easier when you get some help, so I wanted another spot where ...