Archive for May, 2014

Let’s Go Wild with Plants & Ponds

Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Posted in Tours, children, container gardens, fairy gardens, garden clubs, garden structure, habitat, lawn replace, organic fertilizers, patio plants, ponds, shade plants, water features, young gardeners | 3 Comments »

Rudbeckia and beebalm (bee balm): What a pleasing combination for us and the wildlife. Even better, this cheery team was planted by the children at Oak Hill Elementary! At home, my Peter’s Purple beebalm finally settled in after Daphne ...

Wild Wonders + Meet the Beetles!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Posted in Insects, Late spring flowers, butterflies, destinations, shade plants, wildflowers | 8 Comments »

I'd love to quilt my garden in winecups! I also adore this soft combination: heartleaf skullcap and artemisia dotted by wayward larkspurs. Soon the heartleaf goes underground until late fall and the larkspurs to seed. The voracious artemisia will cover the spot ...

Where It All Starts + Texas Quilt Museum Garden

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Posted in destinations, drought, garden art, garden designers, garden structure, herbs, lawn replace | 6 Comments »

Wow, what a storm! I got more rain in 2 days than in 5 months. Certainly reminds us to trim limbs out of power lines and remove defunct, troubled trees that even Sunday’s winds felled around town. Also around town, ...

Scootin’ into Summer

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Crinum lilies, Nurseries, Summer plants, annuals, container gardens, cut flowers, herbs, roses | 2 Comments »

Jerusalem sage, like this one at Georgetown’s Monument Cafe, loves that the heat is on. Not so my Angelica pachycarpa. Its glossy foliage dominated a wide spot under a deciduous tree all winter. Soon, its leaves will ornament the compost pile. ...