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Category Archives: Native Plants

Tropical Sage, Salvia coccinea

Commonly known as Tropical Sage, Hummingbird Sage, or Scarlet Sage, this beauty sports brilliant red flowers with kelly green, heart shaped leaves. A native to hardiness zones 8-11, it is a sun to part shade, low water plant worth taking a second look at.   This beauty is a constant bloomer that starts in early …

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Full Sun Plants for Austin, Texas

Peggy, martin and climbing blaze rose

Struggling to find full sun plants that won’t quit on the job? Here is a taste of some of the incredible Texas native and adapted plants that can really take the heat. Salvias Greggi are not only great for sun but they’re deer resistant too.  A low mounding plant that blooms all summer and stays …

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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. The fact is it simply means drought tolerant landscape. Xeriscape by definition means low water plants, which means you use what grows naturally in your hardiness zone, for the …

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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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The Pandemic Purge, Take Your Space Back.

Landscape design, austin

I don’t think it’s a secret to anybody at this point that we are in the midst of a pandemic and these events take place about every hundred years or so. They are a steady reminder that mother nature will take things into her own hands when we get out of balance. These anomalies occur …

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