Ferns never cease to amaze me. Even after that really cold weather in January my two evergreen types are still growing strong and my one type that dies to the ground is coming back for probably its 30th year in its big planting in our gardens. Inspired as I frequently am by their performance, I decided to say a few words on their behalf.
I was sitting in our sunroom a few days ago eating breakfast and wondering what topic I might choose for my column today. It dawned on me that our backyard might serve as an illustrative laboratory of sorts. It might allow me to show you the things I talk and write about.
This is an abbreviated gardening calendar, updated for 2017, that highlights the most critical, time-sensitive things you’ll need to do each month of the year. It begins with April, and runs through the end of the year and into early next year.
The past 10 or 12 days have seen some of the showiest shrub flowers North Texas has to offer. Viburnums have been in bloom, and it’s really hard to look past them. If you have a partially shaded spot in your gardens, it’s time to include at least one viburnum in your plantings.
Kids on spring break can go trail running, attend a free storytime and learn about spring’s batch of “Backyard Babies” at different locations around Tarrant County. Also, put the O.S. Gray Natural Area’s Chalk the Walk art event on your calendar.
This is a story about lines and circles and proportion and placement and scale. It’s a story about landscaping, and it’s going to be pertinent to your own Texas landscape. It’s going to be fact-filled and fast-paced. Let’s go!
The Fort Worth-based retailer announced this week that it will sell more than 40 rugs and pillows from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines in its brick-and-mortar stores starting next month; they’re already available online at Pier1.com.
We plant our spring vegetables with the best of intentions. However, a few recurring mistakes cost many gardeners success with their endeavors. In the hopes of helping you bypass the common ones, here are the ones I see most often.