Bradford Pears Breaking Buds

I bet when you read the first three words "Bradford Pears breaking" you immediately though of another kind of breaking. One of the reasons they are on my least favorite ornamental tree list is because the trees frequently break in storms. These trees grow so fast that the wood suffers and they just can't…

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Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

A couple weeks ago I was sent a copy of William Woys Weaver's Heirloom Vegetable Gardening from Mother Earth News. I'm always excited to get more information on a favorite subject of mine, vegetables! The book was first published in 1997 and is now available on CD. Unfortunately you don't get the tactile sensation…

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A Little Green Roof

Now wouldn't this be cool to have in the yard? No not the gnomes, the green roof! I took this picture last year at the Bloom'N Garden Expo in Williamson County last year. It's a great example of nature and man working together to make something good for both. Green roofs are catching on…

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Things to Look Forward To

Spring is coming. Really.Signs of the coming gardening season are beginning to appear all over from the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths beginning to emerge to the swelling buds on the trees. Very soon warmer weather will begin again and we will be fully emersed in the garden once again. In anticipation of the coming…

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Seeing Seedlings (Dianthus and Hosta)

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek at one of my favorite perennials that I decided to try and grow from seed this year, the heuchera! The seeds came from our corner shade garden which contains a small variety of heucheras like 'Palace Purple', 'Mocha', 'Melting Fire', 'Fireworks', and a heucherella named 'Stoplight.' Even…

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Who Might I be?

I know what this little seedling is, do you?See if you can guess what it is.This perennial does well in almost any setting and is sought after for its foliage, not necessarily its flowers. Although I find the flowers very interesting in a light and airy way. This particular seedling was collected from one…

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This Week in the Garden

I did several little things in the garden this week that weren't worthy of individual posts but when grouped together give me a little something to talk about.  Planted seeds for rudbeckia 'Cappuccino', gaillardia 'Arizona Sun', Verbena bonariensis, mixed heucheras, Panicum virgatum. Constructed a suspended staking system out of fallen poplar branches for our…

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Sedum Signs of Spring

The signs of spring are coming up all over if you know where to look.  In some cases like with the daffodils it's obvious.  Bright yellow flowers and buds are beginning to stand up for us to take notice.  Other plants, like sedums, are beginning to show elements of growth.  On the left is…

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