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The yarrow plant is a flowering herb with many uses medicinally and in the permaculture garden. Here are 5 reasons why you will benefit from growing yarrow.

5 Reasons to Grow Yarrow in Your Garden

Yarrow can catapult the success of your garden. A medicinal powerhouse and an essential herb in the permaculture garden, here are 5 reasons to grow yarrow.

Some native Texas plants. Heat and drought tolerant, which means low maintenance!

Some native Texas plants. Heat and drought tolerant, which means low maintenance!

Plants that survive the texas sun!  'Henry’ and ‘Augusta’ Duelberg (Salvia farinacea),Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha),Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia, Zexmenia (Wedelia hispida) & Salvias

Survivor: Texas (Garden Edition)

Now that the record-breaking summer of 2011 is safely behind us, I got to thinking....if gardening during a Texas summer were a TV reality show, could you bear to watch? Oh, there would be plenty of drama, that's for sure, with lots of whining and crying and pouting. Sadly, though, there wouldn't be much singing or dancing. In fact, most episodes would seem rather dry. Everything would be in need of an Extreme Makeover, and you'd end up feeling like the Biggest Loser. But one thing you could…

Tulips and grape hyacinth- must remember to read the Slight Edge with the story of the hyacinth. Choices.

Tulip Slideshow #tulip #springgarden

Hey all! It may not quite feel like spring yet. But it is just around the corner. I was looking for some gard

Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) care and propagation information. Join The Garden Geeks on Facebook and stay in the KNOW!

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Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) care and propagation information. Join The Garden Geeks on Facebook and stay in the KNOW!

tete a tete daffodils & grape hyacinth

Blooming Spotlight: Narcissus & Muscari Mix

A classic combination of tête-à-tête daffodils and grape hyacinths, this colorful and contrasting Narcissus & Muscari Mix will blossom into a wonderfully layered garden come spring.

Dwarf Mexican Petunia

RE-LEAF: Know when, what and how to fertilize

T he when, where, what and how of fertilizing can be confusing to say the least. There’s no way to cover fertilizer in a few words, but there are a few points to consider.

Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'. This is an annual where I live. Wish it was a perennial for my area.

Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'. This is an annual where I live. Wish it was a perennial for my area.

Royal Cape® Plumbago - Monrovia - Royal Cape® Plumbago

Royal Cape® Plumbago - Monrovia - Royal Cape® Plumbago

Monrovia's Royal Cape® Plumbago details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.

Cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata)

Low-Water Flowering Shrubs

Low-growing flowering shrubs become blankets of color while taller plants can frame entryways with blossoms

'Henry Duelberg' Salvia

Playing Favorites

Fer of My Little Garden in Japan is hosting a blog carnival this month on Blotanical. She has invited garden bloggers to share a little bit about their favorite plant. My first thought was, oh, that's easy! It's Salvia greggii (a/k/a Autumn Sage). But the more I thought about it, I started to feel sorry for my other perennials. What about 'Henry Duelberg' Salvia with those deep blue blooms that the Monarchs just love? Or what about my favorite ornamental grass, Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'?…

Gregg's mistflower (Conocilinium greggii)

Gregg's mistflower (Conocilinium greggii)