Yarrow is a beautiful perennial plant that attracts pollinators!

bouquet of yarrow

I love yarrow (Achillea millefolium).  If I could, I’d have a whole field full of yarrow in all its glorious colors.  Be aware, though, that yarrow is a super spreader!  I planted some white yarrow in two different areas a few years ago and each year I work at removing new seedlings from the front … Read more

Hell Strip Project Day 2

I first heard the term “Hell Strip” in our Master Gardener Intern year Water Conservation class.  It’s that narrow piece of yard between the sidewalk and the street.  In my yard it’s been mostly weeds, as we don’t have a sprinkler system and we don’t water the yard.  The reason this was discussed in class … Read more

Weekly Overview 04.02.18

Outside My Window…   my gardens are shaping up nicely.  The snapdragons that wintered over are looking particularly lovely.  And best of all, my Texas Star hibiscus is finally sending up new green shoots.  I’d been worried that moving it last month might have killed it, but it’s lived up to its description of a “hardy … Read more