Tag Archives: perennials

Best Plants for Attracting Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? Not only are they one of the world’s tiniest wonders regarding their incredible flexibility in flight, they are absolutely beautiful. They are fun to watch, especially when there are two or more in the vicinity as … Continue reading

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Summertime & Shasta Daisies

To me, daisies are the flowers that best represent summertime.  Just as tulips speak of spring and chrysanthemums of fall, daisies speak to the lazy and hazy warm days of midyear. Shasta daisies are among my favorite of this family for … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Plant Bluebonnets – Oct/Nov

  Taking pictures of kids and grandkids in a blanketed field of bluebonnets has become a favorite annual springtime event for most families in Texas. Actually, the state flower provides a flattering background of blue for all generations – young, … Continue reading

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Lovely Lantana

Originally posted April 2011 After we celebrate a late Easter holiday this weekend, we can begin to think about what we’d like to plant for summer color in our landscapes. By May 1st, most of our perennials should be showing … Continue reading

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Dwarf Mexican Petunia – Best “South of the Border” Plant

Original Post Date 5/25/2011 In my opinion, the perfect border plant is Dwarf Mexican Petunia or Ruellia brittoniana. Although originating from Mexico and unlike the “south of the border” pun in my title, Dwarf Mexican Petunia is hardy in the … Continue reading

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