Archive for September, 2013

Need ideas? Get a jumpstart from the Garden Conservancy.

Monday, September 30th, 2013 Posted in Garden Conservancy, garden design, garden designers | 4 Comments »

Preserving America’s garden heritage is what drives The Garden Conservancy. Through its Open Days program around the country, gardeners like us can connect with amazing gardens, diverse styles, and the people who created them. Here’s a bit of inspiration from ...

Ready to go wild with a bigger picture?

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 Posted in Late spring flowers, Seeds, annuals, early spring flowers, fall plants, garden design, habitat, lawn replace, master gardeners, native plants, perennials, wildflowers | 6 Comments »

As we head into primetime seeding and transplanting, consider the holistic picture of wildlife food and habitat along with your on-going delight. Coneflowers shine in spring and again in fall. Their seeds feed little birds for months if you don’t ...

National Butterfly Center, icebox pickles, sun scald, habitat makeover

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 Posted in annuals, bees, birds, butterflies, destinations, drought, fall plants, habitat, lawn replace, recipes, trees, wildlife | 4 Comments »

Before we head to the garden, let’s go to the kitchen, where Trisha makes absolutely delish easy icebox pickles! I couldn’t resist making a batch, flavored with garlic, hot peppers, and some really good dill seed from Penzeys’ Austin location. Oops, ...

Commander Ben, Teenaged Invasive Plant Warrior + Benini

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, compost, destinations, garden art, house plants, invasive plants, perennials, trees, wildlife | 7 Comments »

When I started gardening, ligustrums, nandinas, and Japanese honeysuckle were common garden fare. No question that they thrive under tough conditions, but they also swallow up diverse native plants that support our wildlife. Even before destructive exotic invasives hit the ...