gardening with children, Lady Bird Johnson, landscape design, lawn care, native plants, plant selection, wildlife gardening

Wild about Wildflowers, Part 1

This week I had great fun with the Ft. Bend Master Gardeners in Rosenberg, Texas. They wanted to hear about one of my plant passions: wildflowers. (I'm sharing a list of my favorite wildflowers at the end of this post, plus a FREE BOOK for a lucky winner!) Many Americans alive today were not around… Continue reading Wild about Wildflowers, Part 1

native plants, plant selection, Uncategorized

Vines to Cover a Multitude of Sins (Part 1)

Our old wooden fence is in full sun and about 6' tall, but ugly so I'd like to cover it.  I'm afraid wisteria would be too heavy and tear the whole fence down.  What are some other vines to use? Jo, Oklahoma A wooden fence covered with any vine could spell disaster.  Let's look at some… Continue reading Vines to Cover a Multitude of Sins (Part 1)