Archive for September, 2011

Drought tips for planting wildflowers, native plants, and seeds

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, Seeds, Tools, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, garden projects, native plants, shade plants, wildflowers, wildlife | 10 Comments »

Drought can be tough on Lycoris radiata. Obviously, these refused to miss their chance to radiate joy! I thank the raccoons for this. These Lycoris are blooming next to the kiddie pool. The raccoons have been getting drinks from it (along ...

Drought & deer, oh my!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bees, books, deer, fall plants, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, lawns, master gardeners, native plants, shade plants | 12 Comments »

This fall, I doubt my asters will perform like this after months of cruelty. Still, they’re resilient to punishment. As the days get shorter, they’ll do what asters do: bloom. Already, this wild aster is up and at ‘em.  It’s more ...

Drought-tough bulbs

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Posted in Crinum lilies, Late spring flowers, Pet of the Week, books, bulbs, frost protection, garden design, garden designers, passalong plants | 8 Comments »

Spiderworts (Tradescantia gigantea) say, “Hey, what drought?!” These native early birds are already up. Like kids counting down to Santa, they can’t wait to open their presents to us come spring. Drought doesn’t scare off naturalizing rhizomes like spiderworts, or bulbs like ...

Garlic galore, peach tree disease, success with seeds, on tour in Jarrell

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 Posted in Pet of the Week, Seeds, bulbs, daylilies, disease, fall plants, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, wildlife | 16 Comments »

Well, what do you know? My oxblood lilies didn’t let me down in the toughest weather year of my life. Sure, it won’t be a blockbuster performance this round. But they’ve seen worse since Scott Ogden notes their Texas foothold in ...