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Category Archives: Organic Gardening

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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Online Landscape Consultation, Austin and Zone 8

So let’s just get right to it, the last many years have been a real eye-opener when it comes to how we do business and where our priorities lie. Being the mother of two young adult sons with autism, a Landscape Designer and Educational Consultant for the last 20 years in Central Texas, I am …

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It’s Xeriscape, not ZeroScape.

Over the last 20 years I’ve seen and heard my fare share of mispronunciations and misspellings of the word Xeriscape, and while it certainly doesn’t bother me, the lack of understanding what Xeriscape is, does. Xeric which is Latin for “xeros“, means dry, and scape, well obviously….it’s a view or scape, as it were. But, …

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“Garden Itis”

Xeriscape design

I suppose I truly developed garden-Iris in my youth as I had a bedroom full of potted plants who were my only true friends, along with my shadow of a dog and I actually named all of my plants. My Grandpa and Grandma LaPaso were avid gardeners with whom I spent a lot of time …

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Edible Landscapes in Austin

Edible and perennial landscape design

I have said it for years and I’ll say it again, you have never tasted fruit, veggies or herbs until you eat them right from the garden, or grow it yourself. Store bought fruit and vegetables are picked prematurely so they arrive a proper color on the outside, but the inside can be very different. …

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