Archive for June, 2014

Cancer Healing Garden|Gomphrena|Vertical Growing Systems

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Posted in Vertical Growing Systems, annuals, crafts, cut flowers, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, healing gardens | 8 Comments »

First, around town Pride of Barbados has been going like gangbusters at the Posse East near UT. Like us all, they were a tad worried about it last winter. But mine is just crawling back while theirs is stopping traffic! That’s ...

Shady Customers + Saving Seeds

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 Posted in Saving seeds, garden art, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, lawn replace, mulch, shade plants | 4 Comments »

The latest round of wildflowers is in gear, like bee balm (Monarda citriodora) while the early birds are going to seed. This week, Trisha Shirey shows when and how to collect and dry seeds for next fall, including the bucket technique, ...

Cheers! Amy Stewart & Lucinda Hutson

Thursday, June 12th, 2014 Posted in books, garden designers, garden rooms, garden structure, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, plant uses, shade plants, succulent flowers | 1 Comment »

What a show we’ve had with skyrocketing succulents! Yucca rostratas at Habanero Mexican Café synchronized their traffic-stopper explosion. We know that some agaves die after blooming, like Randy Case’s Agave victoriae-reginae. But what about yuccas and sotols (Dasylirion wheeleri) like this one ...

Shade, insects, drought: what’s buggin’ you?

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in Insects, bees, bulbs, caterpillars, drought, garden designers, groundcovers, habitat, lawn replace, perennials, pests, shade plants | 2 Comments »

Like us, rain lilies jumped for joy with the recent deluge. When my Habranthus robustus seeds dry, I’ll spread them around. In the meantime, I’ll swat eager beaver mosquitoes. I’m thrilled that Michelle Pfluger from Green ‘n Growing in Pflugerville introduced ...