Archive for September, 2012

Fall in love with autumn bulbs and grasses

Thursday, September 27th, 2012 Posted in annuals, books, bulbs, companion plants, fall plants, fruit trees, garden design, herbs, lawn replace, native plants, recipes, wildflowers, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Big day in my garden! The autumn daffodils (Sternbergia lutea) popped up reliably a year after planting. These small crocus-like plants, native to the Mediterranean, are cute companions for red oxblood lilies and spider lilies (Lycoris radiata). Last fall on CTG, Chris ...

Keyhole gardens, Oak leaf galls, Gabriel Valley Farms, Drying herbs

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bulbs, container gardens, crafts, drought, fall plants, herbs, keyhole gardens, native plants, trees, wildlife | 2 Comments »

First, I have to admit: I’m a bulb freak. I’d buy a thousand more if I could. Instead, I divide my naturalizing wealth and then forget where I planted them. That’s okay, because garden surprises like these oxblood lilies are ...

Projects! Reduce lawn makeover! Container vegetables!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 Posted in Nurseries, Seeds, bees, butterflies, container gardens, deer, drought, fruit trees, garden bloggers, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, trees, vegetables, wildlife | 6 Comments »

Revival! As the rock roses (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Turk’s cap swing back into gear, my ideas hit revival mode, too. Projects are finally in the works.  Last spring, we laid a sandstone path over a section of dead grass, but wanted ...

Make a Fall Resolution to Get Growing!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012 Posted in Insects, Seeds, Vines, bulbs, children, community gardens, crafts, destinations, disease, garden design, garden projects, lawn replace, urban farms, wildlife | 6 Comments »

It’s a sure sign that fall is really coming when Oxblood lilies bloom! Mine started showing up two weeks early near the  patio Turk's cap, thanks to the bit of rain I got. We’re finally turning the corner, folks. So, that ...