Archive for February, 2012

Filling up on fragrance|Funky Chicken Coop tour|Square foot garden design

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 Posted in Tours, bulbs, butterflies, chickens, fertilizing, garden design, pruning, roses, vegetables | 5 Comments »

Well, if you had a year or so to read this post, I can show you everything that’s blooming in my garden!  Since I know you’re busy, here's just a sampling that doesn't include “D is for Drought” in their ...

Transition time for flowers and food

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 Posted in community gardens, destinations, disease, drought, fruit trees, recipes, tomatoes, urban farms, vegetables | 4 Comments »

Valentine’s Day started early with my potted carnation! I love everything about it: color, fragrance, blue-green foliage, long-lasting cut flowers. Drought tough. If anything, they hate too much water, and demand perfect drainage.  Two years ago when I got this ‘Silver ...

Read your garden’s rule book|Mueller restoration

Thursday, February 9th, 2012 Posted in bulbs, drought, garden design, native plants, philosophy, pruning, roses, winter color | 12 Comments »

Crazy days weather! Narcissus ‘Abba’ is an early performer, but a few weeks earlier this year. Primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is a little ahead of schedule, too. It’s a bit early for silver germander (Teucrium fruticans), though flower “scouts” are not unusual. Generally, it ...

Spring has sprung, what to prune|drought strategies|fungi friends

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 Posted in Insects, bees, butterflies, drought, garden design, garden designers, native plants, pruning, roses, wildlife | 2 Comments »

Narcissus 'Erlicheer' takes a cue from the U.S. Postal Service, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” No matter what weather throws our way, they stick around ...