Archive for November, 2013

Connecting Kids to Food & Nature |Richard Louv |Family Resolution

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 Posted in books, children, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace, pruning, trees | 2 Comments »

Let us give thanks for family traditions that start outside. Do you remember summers, lying on your back to watch stars and fireflies through shadowy leaves, while Dad turned hamburgers on the grill? And, what about collecting autumn leaves to ...

Little views + fairy gardens and terrariums

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bulbs, children, companion plants, container gardens, fairy gardens, fall plants, garden bloggers on tour, lawn replace, mushrooms, terrariums | No Comments »

Sometimes we luck into perfect little frames, like ‘Black Pearl’ pepper with fall asters. A hard freeze will really blacken that pearl, but I’ll plant more next spring. They liven up asters’ stolid green foliage until explosion time. The great thing ...

Gardening on a budget with recycled fun!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Posted in Nurseries, Texas A&M, bees, destinations, fall plants, garden art, garden bloggers, garden projects, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace, recycling, succulents | 3 Comments »

“Are you going to use that?”  Gardeners are masters at recycling—plants, curbside scavenges, leaves, whatever. Give us somebody’s leftovers and we’ll find a way to use them!  You can have a ton of fun without a ton of money. Plants are ...

My Psycho Path Update + Getting Started with Mary Irish

Friday, November 8th, 2013 Posted in Techniques, books, bulbs, drought, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, perennials, psycho lighting | 2 Comments »

Just when I thought I had a handle on soil, weather, and drought-wise seasonal combinations, along comes psycho lighting! Here’s the latest rendition of our den path, a 2012 project to dump the dead grass in the stretch alongside the ...