Lillies of the Field

Lillies of the Field

I seem to have been born in love with “lilies.” From the time I hit the ground growing, it was love at first sight with canna lilies, crinum lilies, daylilies, Lent lilies, rainlilies, spider lilies, St. Joseph’s lilies, and their geophytic kin. It turns out however,...
Houston Rose Society presents, “Drought”

Houston Rose Society presents, “Drought”

Droughts are not an uncommon phenomenon in Texas, especially during the summer. It poses risks and complications to plants that are water-lovers, like the common Rose. Lack of adequate water will negatively impact roses, causing less new shoots and fewer roots, as...
VIDEO: 4 Plants for Privacy

VIDEO: 4 Plants for Privacy

Privacy can be a real struggle in many communities. Homes are being built close together, and even if our neighbors are friendly, sometimes a little privacy is in order. Whether you want to create a beautiful barrier between you and your neighbor or block something...
It’s Crinum Time Again

It’s Crinum Time Again

Crinum lilies and I go way back, as they were among the first flowers I knew as a child. My Grandmother Emanis grew them along the front porch here in Deep East Texas where the audacious flowers bathed us with their powerful fragrance during summer evenings. She grew...
Flapping About Life in the Garden

Flapping About Life in the Garden

This weekend I’m headed to my parent’s house to dig a piece of old “ham and eggs” Lantana camara too add to my perennial border.  Over the past year, this border has gone from color themed to survival themed as it tries to endure the cats, dogs, and marauding chickens...