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Category Archives: Deer Resistant Plants Austin

Furman’s Red, Salvia Greggi (Autumn Sage)

Salvia is an easy care plant in general which makes them a favorite amongst gardeners. They are also very beautiful and prolific bloomers. Here are a few great reasons to try Furman’s Red, Salvia Greggi: 1) It’s a Pop of Color Red is impactful! I love the color red, to me it’s a neutral in our …

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Drought Tolerant Landscapes, Austin

What Is A Low Water Landscape? Xeriscape is a word that’s become quite popular but it is widely misunderstood as a rock and cactus solution like this… Xeriscape by definition means low water plants, which means you use what grows naturally in your hardiness zone, for the sun you have in the environment that is …

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Landscape Liars

“Learn the ropes or work with dopes”. That’s mine, but you can steal it, and I hope you recite it to memory. If I save one person with this blog from an unscrupulous contractor, or self proclaimed “landscaper” who delivers the wrong plants for the right job, or pulls the “bait and switch” method of …

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Texas Betony

Texas Betony is a super drought tolerant plant that is suitable for xeriscape gardens of all kinds. Central Texas has a lot of challenges with rock and hard clay and this beauty is a winner from a specimen, planted in mass, in pots on the patio or as a whimsical addition to a cottage style …

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White Mistflower, “Shrubby White Boneset”

While many have seen its relative “Blue Mistflower”, this fragrant white variety will be a new favorite too. I use White Mistflower, or Shrubby White Boneset, from full sun to mostly shade, and this evergreen beauty is well worth the real estate in a low water landscape. A native the Central Texas and the Edwards …

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