Archive for January, 2014

The Bees’ Knees!

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 Posted in Insects, Nurseries, bees, chickens, drought, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, native plants, pruning, roses | 2 Comments »

Right now, a lot of us are buzzing about frozen plants.  On Feb. 15, Daphne has cutting edge info on pruning. Until then, if your hands are clamped to the pruners, I’m waiting until late February to cut my ...

Design for Drought

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, bulbs, drought, garden design, garden designers, garden structure, lawn replace, perennials | 4 Comments »

Algerian iris heads my garden’s bulb parade this week! Thanks to its Mediterranean roots, dry times don’t bring on a shudder. Drought isn’t new to Texas, either. It’s just easy to forget in a rainy spell. What’s different, climate changes aside, ...

Gardening made easy with new iBook + Hutto garden fun

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Posted in Late spring flowers, annuals, books, crafts, early spring flowers, garden art, garden structure, lawn replace, perennials, rain water collection, vegetables | No Comments »

I rather like the restful stage in my dormant winter garden. Here's a view of the den path from the patio. Let’s distract our finger on the eager pruning trigger with early-birds like Matchstick bromeliad (Aechmea gamosepala) that leads off my ...

Fruits of Our Labor

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, annuals, bees, birds, chickens, fruit trees, house plants, urban farms | 2 Comments »

It’s time to plant fruit! Along with luscious ones for us, add some for wildlife, like possumhaw holly. Pair with fall leaf peeper, Bald cypress, to double the sensation. My native evergreen sumac fruits are yummy for me and the birds. ...