Garden people, plant care, Skip Richter, transplant, when to plant

TransPLANTed…AGAIN!

Yes, I'm a gypsy. No sooner than I've completed the last project on my to-do list (and hubby's done with his honey-do list),  and I develop an acute itch only cured by priming the ZILLOW app on my iPhone. Hubby recognizes that dazed look on my face. He's come to hate that look. Last spring, hubby… Continue reading TransPLANTed…AGAIN!

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disease, edible landscaping, lawn care, mulch, organic, plant care, sustainable

Best fertilizer? Holy crap, BATMAN!

We've put in some new plants this spring and wondered what type of fertilizer you'd recommend. Depends. What type of plants? What type of soil?  The best fertilizer for all plants and all soil types is rich soil. Don't have that yet? Here's my favorite fertility Rxs for the plantings here in my Texas garden. Here goes:… Continue reading Best fertilizer? Holy crap, BATMAN!

container plants, indoor plants

Poinsettia Pointers & Other Plants to Ring in the New Year

If you're like me, it's tough passing up after-Christmas bargains. And since my drug of choice is plants, a trip to the nursery the 1st week of January means I'll extend the season with HUGE, beautiful poinsettias for less than $5 each. I look at this as a quick high, a temporary fix, though. You… Continue reading Poinsettia Pointers & Other Plants to Ring in the New Year

disease, lawn care, organic, plant care, sustainable, vegetable gardening

Weeds or Woes? Choosing an Organic Method COULD Save Your Life!

Recently I heard you speak and you mentioned using RoundUp could hurt more than the weeds in my yard. Can you explain? Happy to expound on this one. A few weeks ago a neighborhood association asked me to look over their contract with a local lawn maintenance company. Immediately I redlined a problem: it specifically… Continue reading Weeds or Woes? Choosing an Organic Method COULD Save Your Life!

landscape design, lawn care, National Gardening Association, native plants, plant support, when to plant

WHEN to plant WHAT

My confession that rules were blatantly disregarded when I planted shrubs during  July brought sorrowful bent heads and looks of disapproval.  And those were just from Gus the Wonder Cat..... I can imagine what your thoughts on the subject might be. As a designer, I often myself tempted to The Dark Side, putting FORM before… Continue reading WHEN to plant WHAT