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Best Herbs and Edibles for Shade

Many of my clients have the idea that food has to be in isolated beds. This is only true if you use chemicals. If you’re organic, food can be EVERYWHERE! The garden below is all edible. The seed puffs are bolted lettuce that will reseed for me next winter. This edible bed consists of rainbow …

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Top 25 Flowering Sun Plants for Central Texas

If you’ve been in Central Texas from June to September, you already know it’s hot as hell here. it can be very challenging if your yard is full sun, but the good news is that there are a lot of plants that can take the heat and still show off. One you might not be …

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“Why Are My Landscape Plants Dying?”

A query that many are stumbling with is the reason for their landscape failures. In my 20 years of educational Landscape Consultations I’ve seen a great number of reasons why plants, shrubs and trees fail. I’ve compiled my top 10 reasons your landscape is dying. 1) They’re too old!  Many people don’t realize that a …

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Blue Flowers for the Central Texas Landscape

I am a fan of blue because it is a calming, peaceful color. Additionally, I have two boys on the Autism spectrum, one who is Aspergers and the other that is somewhere on the spectrum of “awesometisticness”. We celebrate our uniqueness by “lighting it up blue” every April and by planting a new blue flower …

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Cinco de Mayo Rose

Rosa “Cinco de Mayo “ shrub rose is a mounding shaped bush that boasts striking mauvy/orange flowers with velvety texture and an almost glow in the dark luminescence.  This rose is special because it’s a super low water, disease resistant plant that is perfect for a xeriscape garden. Roses don’t like their leaves watered so …

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