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The Beesness

The butterflies have been a bit slow on the uptake this year, but there are a lot of bees about. Including the beautiful “green ones” that you can see in both the pictures below. My best “wikipedia” guess is they … Continue reading

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Who’s blooming?

Although the snow didn’t help out the trees any, and we are about a month behind last year’s blooming times, a few things are popping up.  Texas yellowstar (Lindheimera texana), cutleaf daisy (Engelmannia peristenia), and happily the evening primrose (Oenothera … Continue reading

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And then it snowed

So spring sprang, and then we had snow about a week later, which was very annoying as it knocked back a lot of the transplanted trees early efforts. Here is a rather imperfect panorama, of course it was all melted … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

Happily things are just starting to flower, and its a been a nice day to see how things are progressing in the Native Yard. It looks like many of the perennials have over-wintered well and are coming back in force … Continue reading

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Things are looking a bit “crisp”

Back in Lubbock after a month of travels in SE Asia, and things are looking a little browned out and crispy in the yard. Most of the flowers are over for now (although I hope that we will get another … Continue reading

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Wallace and the Native Garden

As some of you may know already, we inadvertently acquired a puppy on Sunday – came back from pottering around the local garden centers and nurseries to find him in the back yard. We are trying to find a place for … Continue reading

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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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