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Category Archives: Gardening in Central Texas

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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The Best Trees for Central Texas

Austin and surrounding area have no shortage of great trees but we are challenged with a lack of diversity. When more people use a wealth of native and adapted trees that home, feed and sustainably support our local insect and animal population, we’re improving our ecosystem for all. Trees improve our quality of life by …

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Top 10 Garden Trends for 2022, Austin

One of the biggest gardening movements I’m seeing in the past few years is the drive for many of my clients to be more hands on. For years people have become conditioned to hiring out every landscape detail and the pandemic changed it all, but for the better. Frankly, we were long overdue to be …

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Mosquitoes Out of Control? Plant Some Defense.

Personally, I’m not a big family of the summer months and I never have been. I most definitely am a fall and spring girl as that is when gardening is most abundant and there is work to be done, and that quite frankly gets me excited about the new season and the new year. However, …

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White Flowers for Central Texas

White flowers play an interesting part in our landscapes in that they are most often fragrant, but delicate which causes them to fade out into a “antiqued” version of themselves. With a variety of sizes and textures, there are lot of low water, low maintenance white flowering plants and trees for hardiness zone 8a/b.  White …

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