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Edible Landscapes in Austin

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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Drift Groundcover Roses!

Drift Rose is an outstanding, easy care rose selection for Austin and the surrounding area which is zone 8, and for those of you from hardiness zones 4 to 11. I am a huge fan of this full sun, low water, low maintenance rose and I cannot say enough great things about the prolific bloom …

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How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

If you are a big egg eater like we are you probably have  lots of discarded shells you are simply tossing in the trash. If you compost, you likely know that eggshells are great to use in your bin, but did you also know you can toss them directly onto your soil?   Egg shells …

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Crepe Myrtles with Aphids? It’s a “Sticky Situation”.

I was inspired to write this blog after a number of emails and queries about what many of us in the garden biz politely refer to as “Honey Dew”. Honey Dew is basically a kinder term for the sugar laden Aphid “leavings”,  or the many other terms one could use for the sappy mess that falls from Crepe Myrtles …

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Where Have All The Flowers Gone? Ask The Bee’s

Well I guess that would be the million dollar question, wouldn’t it??  While there is a lot of information and certainly a lot of speculation, the facts are that over 80% of our Honey Bee population is missing. This statistic is staggering! In recent years there has been a steady decline in the honey bee …

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