Archive for November, 2011

Thankful garden revelations|CTG round table, what next?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 Posted in bees, butterflies, drought, fall plants, native plants, round table | 18 Comments »

As we approach Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for this year’s revelations. It would be just lovely if we had naturally luscious soil, rain on cue (but not too much at one time), a scattering of days over 100° instead of an ordeal, ...

Garden cheers|Sharon Lovejoy|When to move a plant|Basil preserve

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, books, butterflies, crafts, fall plants, herbs, winter color | 6 Comments »

What cheery days, at last! ‘Butterpat’ chrysanthemum just couldn’t wait to say “welcome back!” Salvia regla echoes its thrill for days that don’t scorch our souls. Plant this native fall-blooming perennial around your trees for some leaf canopy fireworks, especially if you ...

Planting for the future + Pecan trees + How Not to Kill a Tree, Pt. 2

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 Posted in destinations, fall plants, garden design, garden designers, mulch, native plants, trees | 15 Comments »

Gardening is all about planning ahead. When plants are tiny, sometimes it’s hard to imagine if things will really work out like you hope.  I feared that drought would defeat one of my visions: ‘Country Girl’ mums with native asters. ...

Drought and freeze survivors|Big Red Sun|No-kill trees

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in Nurseries, fall plants, fertilizing, garden designers, garden projects, lawns, succulents | 11 Comments »

By golly, I have more plants in the ground than in the compost pile. Some look a little winded after this hard run, but if they made it through 2011, they can handle anything. One is my Salvia microphylla ‘La ...