12 03, 2020

Lavender Rose Texas Sage

By |2020-03-11T16:19:32-07:00March 12th, 2020|Photos|

One of the many Texas sage (Savlia coccinea) varieties I have planted in random spots around the Acre. I can't remember the name of this one, but I really like it because it's a lavender-rose color (instead of the usual red or pink) and has these unusually long, tendrils that grow at the end of the flowers like a big curved horn. Makes it seem more dramatic for some reason.

29 02, 2020

Bee’s Bliss Sage in Bloom

By |2020-02-29T14:25:09-08:00February 29th, 2020|Photos|

Late last spring I got a Salvia Bee's Bliss from my friend @linsaycrazyplantlady's nursery. I planted it near the rocks by the fish pond and left it do its thing. Turns out there were a couple of giant white squill bulbs lurking below the surface in that location that I had forgotten. In November the squill erupted from the ground, leafed out, and completely covered the Bee's Bliss. And so I forgot about the little sage. Yesterday while doing some  [keep reading...]

23 04, 2017

Lazy Garden Tip: Golden Poppies are Super Easy to Grow

By |2017-04-23T15:38:12-07:00April 23rd, 2017|Garden|

Golden poppies that blew in and made themselves comfortable Its pretty hard to find a plant that's easier to grow than one that turn up at random and proceed to takeover. Bonus points when it's not an invasive weed but a native flower you actually. Last year we had a few golden poppies blow in here from who knows where and put on a nice early spring display before disappearing again. This past rainy season (basically November to  [keep reading...]

23 05, 2015

Trailing Blackberries

By |2015-07-05T09:09:37-07:00May 23rd, 2015|Garden|

This is a native trailing blackberry. Usually you find it down along the creeks. I transplanted a few along my lower fence line 20 years ago and the blackberries have never looked back. Tis year the ground squirrels and I are in a battle to see who will get to eat more of them. So far the squirrels are winning.

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