Archive for April, 2014

Wild Ideas for You + Luci & Ian Family Garden

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 Posted in Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Techniques, Tours, bees, children, destinations, lawn replace, native plants, wildflowers, wildlife | 8 Comments »

We’re not all so lucky to have a wildflower front yard scented with acres of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush! At least I get a wildflower pop driving home every day past the Mueller prairie strip along I-35. Most of us can’t have ...

Creative plants and gardeners |Master Gardener Tour 2014

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Posted in Tours, drought, garden art, garden bloggers on tour, garden structure, lawn replace, master gardeners, recycling, water features | 3 Comments »

There’s certainly been a buzz about the maroon bluebonnets at the UT Tower! I don’t understand the uproar at all. Most certainly this is a fluke, not a prank. And, the color won’t last as long as the historic A&M/UT rivalry, ...

Good aggressives, bad invasives

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

First, update on freeze report. Before you shovel out that “dead” plant, hang on a bit, since we’re getting lots of surprises like chile tepin/pequin. Birds spread the wealth, but it's a bonus for all in part shade. Lady Banks ...

Drought Busters!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Posted in Nurseries, bees, citrus, companion plants, drought, early spring flowers, fall plants, freeze damage, garden art, garden bloggers on tour, garden projects, lawn replace, native plants, patio plants, plant propagation, succulents | 8 Comments »

Despite only rainfall spit for months, a few poppies won’t miss their yearly applause. This clever one selected artemisia and lamb’s ears to show off in the crowd. I’m a fan of drought tolerant bearded iris, even when not in bloom. ...