Archive for October, 2011

New look at lawns, watering tips, plant performance flamboozle

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, butterflies, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, garden design, garden designers, garden tools, lawns, native plants | 11 Comments »

Last week, we taped a lawn-free garden that will air in 2012. I love the way that Anne uses grasses, yuccas, and agaves for vertical distinction against free-flow natives that nectar hosts of winged visitors. Here’s a nice duo: Lindheimer muhly ...

What do you know? Flowers!! + Remarkable Trees w/Matt Turner

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, books, caterpillars, fall plants, fertilizing, fruit trees, garden design, mulch, native plants | 10 Comments »

My, oh, my. Three days after the rain, I came home to a surprise: flowers! I almost fell over.  Though my oxbloods, tucked into plumbago, have yet to fail me. A week ago, the Salvia greggiis looked on their death bed. “Not ...

Caterpillars to love with Meredith O’Reilly from Great Stems!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 Posted in Agave celsii, Pet of the Week, Vines, butterflies, caterpillars, garden bloggers, garden design, garden tools, native plants | 8 Comments »

Last week we taped the Bulverde/Spring Branch library’s glorious butterfly garden. Designed and maintained by the Friends of the Library and the Comal County Master Gardeners, this tribute to all wildlife will air in 2012. They tell me that children head ...

Screening plants + what’s in a name + when to plant bulbs

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Native Plant Week, Nurseries, Pet of the Week, bulbs, butterflies, crafts, deer, garden design, shade plants | 10 Comments »

The other day, I sorted through plant tags stuffed into a pot on the patio. (I don’t save every tag, or I’d need a pot the size of my house). I keep a running list of “dream plants.” Since this can ...