Archive for May, 2013

Sneaking into summer

Thursday, May 30th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Tours, butterflies, compost, grafted vegetables, native plants, passalong plants, perennials, ponds, tomatoes, water features | 8 Comments »

Now here’s a plant for your list. My native snake herb (Dyschoriste linearis) sneaks in to attract butterflies in its carefree perennial spread in part-time sun. When Michelle Pfluger from Green ‘n Growing introduced it to us last year, I raced ...

Young voices for our future

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Posted in Seeds, Tours, urban farms, vegetables, young gardeners | 6 Comments »

This week, CTG’s blog is presented by our intern, Colleen Nelson. Not only she is over-the-top organized, energetic, creative, and fun, she knows how to find a good story and present it. I was beyond thrilled that Urban Roots resonated with ...

Superstars, outside and for your Indoor Plant Decor

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 Posted in Summer plants, Texas A&M, annuals, books, butterflies, garden bloggers, garden design, garden designers, habitat, perennials | 6 Comments »

There’s a lot to be said for summer annuals. I’ve always adored globe amaranths, but this ‘Fireworks’ in Lucinda Hutson’s garden sparked a new love affair. Beyond, Duranta pops in some wowza color, too. Here’s why Daphne makes globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) ...

Where botany meets horticulture|Monticello|Peckerwood

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 Posted in Late spring flowers, destinations, native plants, perennials, recipes | 4 Comments »

Thanks to insects, human foragers, experimenters, dreamers, and plants’ own spin on things, our gardens are deeply enriched. My Salvia farinacea ‘Henry Duelberg’, discovered by Greg Grant in a cemetery—and named for the nearby headstone—makes a perfect companion to white ...