updated jan 16 2003 po
box 1342 austin texas 78767 my
frozen garden Sophora
is where my garden started. I had goats for several years which tells you basically
i had no vegetation in my yard at all. After hundreds of yards of soil and thousands
of man hours i feel like i have actually accomplished something
Ranuncula macrantha is a great perennial that has never been introduced into
the nursery trade. it grows quite easily from seed. i have had one plant in
the same place for seven years.
Ornithogalum umbellatum (star of Bethlehem) is listed as a non native noxious
weed from southern Europe, nortrh Africa. It invades lawns and gardens. I like
it, it's my kind of weed. In Austin it is not quite as invasive as it would
be in Tennessee or the Carolinas.
said they wouldn't grow here but they will. Sparaxis Tricolor (Harlequin flower
) is a good cheap bulb that can be purchased at most nurseries.
quintana roo winter
in austin texas My
garden is probable best described as a meso-american garden. I use quite allot
of plants that occur from Argentina to Texas. When you enter my garden i want
you to know that you are on the Edwards Plateau, which is a Cretaceous limestone
formation. I want you to see the various soil types from the area. For example
i built a small pond out of a local metamorphic stone that occurs in a creek around
the corner. Many of my walkways are made of a Dryden slate that come from another
local creek that is also very rare for this area. I
have a terrible habit of collecting everywhere i go. i am trying to keep the general
feel of the garden native . What i am trying to avoid is a cliche native garden.