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Category Archives: Tree Trimming

Belinda’s Dream Rose

This full sun, 5’x 5′ shrub rose is one I have coveted for many years and never had the room for, so when I moved in late 2015 it was one of the first plants I used and I found just the right spot for it. Belinda’s Dream is an “Earth Kind Rose” which are …

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Look What I Can Do! Lush Xeriscape Landscapes in Austin Texas

“Hey look Ma, no hands!”, well that’s not entirely true, I do lay out the plants myself but Mother Nature gets most of the credit. Not because she (Mother Nature) plants for me but because she and I are symbiotic. I get what she is putting down as it were. My designs are an expression …

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Landscaper vs Lawnscaper…Know the Difference!

This is a relatively hostile rant as I have about hit my limit of “my landscaper did this” comments. Over the years while providing consultations and meetings with perspective clients the term “Landscaper” has been used far too loosely. Interestingly enough they are now calling ME to help with (note the hostility) the mistakes the …

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Crepe Myrtles: Flowering Xeriscape Trees for the TX Landscape

Crepe Myrtles are one of the easiest flowering trees you can use in Central Texas for zones 7-9. They come in an array of colors and sizes and are low maintenance, low water use plants. You can find them as small as 2′, or as tall as 30′ and in just about every color but …

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Springtime Trimming, Is it Time Yet?

So it is mid to late Winter in Austin Texas and as usual you cannot decide if it is Spring or Winter (hot one day, cold the next, sometimes in the same day) and you are jonesing to get in your garden! A little landscape advice from a well seasoned professional,…Don’t be too eager to …

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