Late winter flora and fauna on my 17th blogiversary

Late winter flora and fauna on my 17th blogiversary

February 14, 2023
Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ went to seed

On Valentine’s Day 2006, I clicked publish my first weblog put up. Again then, I noticed running a blog as a method to doc my backyard by the seasons and take part within the on-line dialog about gardening in Austin.

Boy, it by no means was!

Child Moby’s Tongue Whale Agave

I have been documenting my gardens – and gardens throughout the nation and past – for 17 years. Seventy years! I might have raised one other baby in that time-frame.

pale leaf cassava (Yucca pallida)

I nonetheless actually take pleasure in sharing about gardening and studying different gardeners’ posts on blogs and different social media. The net world has modified drastically in these 17 years, however I am nonetheless right here speaking about crops and gardens.

Wheeler’s Sotol (dasylirion wheeleri)

I’m grateful to you for coming to Digging to learn and interact with me about gardening. Thanks, readers! You make it a dialog.

And now that it is a celebration, let’s examine who else goes. Deer, in fact. One night time I handed this crowd at a neighbor’s home.

It rapidly turned a staring contest.

Yesterday I noticed a small brown lizard within the driveway. Frightened that he can be stepped on, I attempted to encourage him to climb onto a department I grabbed. Lastly, although, I put my fingers on him, and he jumped into my fingers.

I carried him to the mattress of the island, the place he promptly kamikazed into the litter. How cute!

Winter and Spring compete for dominance each February in Central Texas. The primary timber are already beginning to bloom and plenty of crops are rising. It’s also the month of ice storms and snow apocalypses. We’re nonetheless cleansing right here. Only a few weeks, although, till we’re in the course of spring. Take pleasure in this final month with out mosquitoes!

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going deeper

Come study backyard design with the specialists at backyard spark! I personally host talking engagements with inspiring designers, panorama architects, and authors just a few occasions a yr in Austin. These are restricted attendance occasions that promote out rapidly, so make certain to enroll in the Backyard Spark electronic mail checklist to be notified upfront. Merely click this link and ask to be added. You could find this yr’s lineup of audio system right here.

Make plans to attend Sale and festival of sprouting plants on March 18 at John Fairey Backyard in Hempstead, Texas. Uncommon and distinctive crops shall be supplied, in addition to artwork, ceramics, jewellery, meals, drink, music and different leisure for the entire household. Members have early entry and may be a part of totally free. Admission for non-members prices R$5. Youngsters as much as 12 years previous are free.

attempt the Surreal Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, a fascinating neon artwork show all through the gardens, that includes food and drinks, music and dancing, surreal performers and interactive artwork sculptures. Surreal fantasies inspired! 25% of occasion proceeds profit the Zilker Botanical Backyard Conservancy. It takes place on April 6 (VIP Night time), April 7-8 and April 13-15, from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

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