Monthly Archives: May 2012

Standing Cypress

Standing cypress¬†(Ipomopsis rubra) just started to bloom this week. These are biennials, and germinated from the Native Trail Mix. Known to attract butterflies and hummingbirds as you can imagine. This particular plant is taller than me! There are several more … Continue reading

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Planning

In an ideal world, where you knew your yard like the back of your hand, and every plant you ever wanted was readily available, and the weather didn’t swing merrily between a wetter than average year (2010 with over 26″ … Continue reading

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Blooming Heaven Part II

As promised, nice pictures of things blooming.

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Blooming Heaven

All this talk of flowers but where are the pictures of this beautiful yard I hear you ask? I have yet to devise an organized way to photo the yard (from particular view points etc) so that I can track … Continue reading

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American Basket Flower gets a visitor

Danny and I were sitting on the porch after a hard day’s planting (for me anyway, bit of a spectator sport for Danny), when I was very gratified to see this Lubbock visitor flit around the yard and finally settle … Continue reading

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Goodies from Canyon’s Edge

I came back with some plants from Canyon’s Edge as you can see below. They are all rather wee, so lets hope most of them make it once they are planted out. Pretty much everything is found on the Panhandle, … Continue reading

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Plant Shopping

Tomorrow I am heading up to Canyon with Danny and Nancy to go to Canyon’s Edge Plants¬†to see what additional plants I can find for the yard. What is cool about this place is that have Panhandle natives. For those … Continue reading

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American Basket Flower

I’ve been keeping a date record of when things are starting to bloom (i.e. I have a spreadsheet), and today is the first official day of the American Basket Flower (Centaurea americana), just beginning to bloom. I’ve been wondering what … Continue reading

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Going Native in Lubbock, TX

Greetings In this blog I will be detailing my efforts to convert my fairly standard backyard in Lubbock, TX into one dominated by native plant species. I actually started almost 18 months ago, so my chronological reporting will be interspersed … Continue reading

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