Two Very Different Plants

By Jannie Vaught Cowpen Daisy and These are two of the many items on my list of learning more about. Went to Texas A&M Uvalde extension online. Cowpen Daisy, aka, Golden crown-beard, Family: Asteraceae. Annual, Origin: Native. Season: Warm. Cowpen Daisy can be found in various disturbed soils of the Edwards Plateau And the South…

A Gardens Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

By Jannie Vaught There is a saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and never is it truer than in natures garden. Some like ordered rows and clear lines of plants and some prefer natures tumble of flowers native grasses and low growing ground cover. And some of us like a little of…

Its All About The Natives

  By: Jannie Vaught As the spring season lengthens and we press on into Summer, this is my intention. Learn more about Texas Native Plants and the big one for this gardener is grasses. The What are they, where are they and are they a help or a problem. As with all big topics, let’s…

Learning New Ways to Help Natives Plants To Thrive

  By: Jannie Vaught A few Saturdays ago in the afternoon I had the opportunity to sit in on the Highland Lakes Native Plant Society of Texas at the Marble Falls Library. The speaker was Hans Landel, Ph.D . Current Interim Invasive Species coordinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. First of all the…

Planting In Spring For Fall

By: Jannie Vaught Gardening is always 2 seasons ahead. We need to think 2 seasons ahead to be in a natural flow of plants and their seasons. Lets think about perennial wildflowers. These can thrive in a broad range of environments. Some of these will bloom the first year. all others will root and develop over…

The Humble Hackberry Tree

    By Jannie Vaught   As trees go, the humble Hackberry is  much misunderstood . I have a thriving specimen that has been a shade treasure and  has grown into a wonder tree. I hear it called a trash tree and is often removed with not much thought.   Here are some thought and…

Learning about Native Plants

By Jannie Vaught   When the temperatures are Hot and we are all watching our water usage it is then that we start to really get the real picture– Native Plants!   The trees and plants that are from your area and have lived through and thrived in every type of temperature and water shortage.…