Don’t Give Up on Your Ice Plant After Winter

Delosperma, commonly called ice plant, is popular for its mass of flowers throughout the warm months. During the winter, however, it leaves something to be desired. The flowers go away, the stems turn woody, and it looks pretty much dead. But wait! Don’t just pull it...

The Hedgehogs are Doing Their Thing

I have shared hedgehogs before, but they are just so pretty again this year, it would be a shame not to let them bask in all their glory. Hedgehogs are of the genus echinocereus which has many species, this one being a triglochidiatus, as are most of mine. They are...

Burnet Lawn and Garden Show; Yucca Everywhere!

March 24th I traveled to Burnet for the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association’s annual Lawn and Garden Show. Bluebonnets were blooming, but not en masse as they do when rain has been plentiful. What was impressive was the yucca, the Spanish dagger. The cliff...

Mammillaria with Yellow Flowers

I now have two of these mammillarias with no identification on either of them! I even Googled images of mammillarias in hopes of finding it, and did, and wouldn’t you know it-mammillaria with yellow flowers was the only label I could find. Yellow on the bright green...