Friday, August 15, 2003

Plant hardy, heat-loving, hummingbird-friendly vines.

i already have a carolina jessamine (gelsemium sempervirens), now i know where to put it.

i also have a coral honeysuckle (lonicera sempervirens), but it's already in the ground and i'm not going to relocate it. but maybe i'll try to root cuttings eventually.

and darin bought four bare-root trumpet vines (campsis radicans) via mail-order. all four are growing happily in their temporary bed, awaiting cooler weather for transplanting along the back fence.

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Saturday, November 09, 2002

"Winter" Color.

today's lazy gardener column has lots of suggestions for providing winter color in houston gardens. and i thought i was safe from the temptations of the garden centers for at least a few months (having convinced myself not to purchase any bulbs from the end-of-season sales until i know whether any of those i've already planted have a prayer of succeeding).

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