Adding fall flowers

Add 2 fall favorite plants to your patio this season! After a steamy summer, autumn’s cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners, but the soil is still warm enough to allow roots to grow until the ground freezes.  One of my  fall favorites, Mums aka Chrysanthemums are available in a wide varietyContinue reading “Adding fall flowers”

Care for a Donkey tail succulent

Sedum morganianum, the donkey tail or burro’s tail, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to southern Mexico. It is a succulent perennial producing trailing stems up to 60 cm long, with fleshy blue-green leaves and terminal pink to red flowers in summer. How do you care for a donkey tailContinue reading “Care for a Donkey tail succulent”

Blooming Air Plants

The inflorescences in air plants produce beautiful flowers of different colors. Still waiting patiently for your Tillandsia to flower and wondering how you can help encourage the process. In an air plant’s life cycle, the bloom phase is the first stage. It marks the beginning of the reproductive process in the air plant in whichContinue reading “Blooming Air Plants”

Bluebonnet

Did you know that there are actually six native species of bluebonnet that grow in Texas and that all six of them are collectively classified as Texas’ state flower? There’s Lupinus texensis, of course, which is the bluebonnet that we all know and love. However, according to the Native Plant Society, Texas is also homeContinue reading “Bluebonnet”

Native Texan Flowering plants

 Did you know that Texas is home to 5000-6000 species of native plants. As a state,  it is responsible for the conservation of approximately a quarter (25%) of the North American native flora. There are many  Perennials that are native to Texas, such as; Angel Trumpet, Blackfoot Daisy, and Coneflower, and Calylophus which can beContinue reading “Native Texan Flowering plants”

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