This Japanese maple tree is my favorite trees. It is planted outside my front door under a canopy of oaks. The filtered sunlight dances on these warm reddish leaves in… [Read More] about Japanese Maple in Filtered Sunlight
The verdict is in. Thunbergia battiscombei, also known as Blue Boy, Blue Glory, Clock Vine is a winner in my garden. It has survived the past two winters and has… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Blue Boy Vine
Here are photos taken this morning and I decided to experiment a little in Photoshop to desaturate the color. What was left really showcased the graceful limbs and strong architecture… [Read More] about Live Oak Limbs: Contrast and Form
Thanks to the sowing of seeds last fall by a resident in our neighborhood, this corner is bursting with Bluebonnet blooms. Yes that’s right, we are not out in the… [Read More] about Bluebonnets Gone Wild
Here is an easy way to create a blog ready video for showcasing your projects. It’s so easy you can do it in less than 10 minutes. It’s free if… [Read More] about Show Off Your Garden Projects: Create a Video from Photos
You may have noticed the Garden2Blog logo in the sidebar on my blog. Some of you may have even clicked on it. If so, you already know about the exciting… [Read More] about P. Allen Smith Hosting Garden Bloggers Event in April
My post earlier this year talked about how White Clover is GOOD for your lawn. Apparently it is good for the honey bees too! They love this white clover. So… [Read More] about Honey Bees Love the Clover!
From up close this creature may look like a snake, but it is a lizard. What I noticed about this photograph was how complex the skin is. Given this lizard… [Read More] about Not a Snake!
Photography can make for some interesting artwork… especially when shot up close. The colors and patterns of macro photography can be very beautiful even if you don’t know what the… [Read More] about Turn Macro Photography into Framed Artwork
Buchanan’s Native Plants in the Heights has long been a favorite nursery of mine here in Houston. I wrote this story about it on my Chronicle blog last November. Beginning… [Read More] about Join me at Buchanan’s Native Plants Blog
Honey bees are out in full force this week with the warm temperatures and flowers blooming. I captured these on Friday while visiting one of my favorite local nurseries, Buchanan’s… [Read More] about Macro Monday: Bee Happy
Crape Murder! I wrote about this two years ago here and apparently things are no better in our neighbor. Here is a photo I took a few days ago of this… [Read More] about Butchered and Brutalized