Archive for May, 2012

Cool plants for heat/pond tour to cool off your garden

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Tours, Zac Zamora, bees, butterflies, cats, daylilies, destinations, disease, drought, fountain, garden bloggers, garden design, lawn replace, native plants, ponds, tomatoes, vegetables, water features, water lilies, wildflowers, wildlife | 19 Comments »

Did you know that we have another native Texas hibiscus? I sure didn’t until I was at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s sale last fall and nabbed this Hibiscus martianus. It was tiny and possibly not cold-hardy, so I protected ...

Bee happy|Succulent strategies|Natural Bridge Caverns

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, Tools, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, destinations, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, garden tools, lawn replace, native plants, poppies, roses, succulents, wildflowers, wildlife, winter color | 5 Comments »

One thing I love about wildlife is that they don’t mind if my garden gets a tad messy. As long as the place is clean (no pesticides), they’re going for the atmosphere—free food in a diner that's open all year. ...

Bloomfest in my garden for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 Posted in Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, Late spring flowers, daylilies, native plants | 26 Comments »

After more rain in recent weeks than in the first four months of 2011, my east Austin, Texas garden joyously celebrates Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!  Daylilies keep coming, day after day. ‘Patrick’ abutilon’s little lanterns light up part shady spots near ...

Blooming for Wildlife!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Late spring flowers, bees, butterflies, crafts, daylilies, deer, garden design, native plants, pruning, shade plants, wildlife | 6 Comments »

My namesake bloomed this week! In 2008, I couldn’t resist a try at the Asiatic lily ‘Linda’.  Her visit is brief, but worth it for that vibrant golden orange, just lovely against the last of the larkspurs. This daylily in the den ...