To honor Texas Independence Day, consider planting a heritage garden.
This type of landscape feature incorporates native plants, utilizes historic garden styles and often emulates the surrounding natural topography.
So what are Texas’ historic styles?
Native plant experts Sally and Andy Wasowski believe Spanish-speaking settlers brought their Moorish-influenced garden designs to Texas in the 1600s. These designs lacked lawns, but featured courtyards, garden beds and patios.… Read the rest
Attractive and enthralling seed packets promise gardening success in 60-120 days. Flowers, vines, veggies and herbs grow and mature in the blink of an eye. What fun!
While a few plants, such as sunflowers, are famously easy to grow from seed, the reality of starting plants from seeds is more complicated than seed packets indicate, especially if started indoors. Many plants have specific needs that must be met.… Read the rest