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What Plants Do I Choose?!

In a state like Texas with our crazy geography, heat, all the rain or none at all, even the plants themselves are confused, so how could you know where to begin. The truth is, if you are in the Central Texas, Austin or surrounding area, you could call me for a consultation and I could …

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FREE PLANTS!

  After landscape consults through the years I always feel bad when I tell someone that a plant they just bought to add to the landscape could have been taken from the plants they already had in the yard. You may have no idea how many plants you already have that can be cut, re-seed or …

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Beautiful, Healthy Basil

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
I love basil, it hits all the notes for me. Much like cilantro, which is my second fave I’d suppose, it is also a strong and pungent herb that really takes over your senses in a herbaciously delightful manner. Native to India, basil was held in great…

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To Trim or Not to Trim?

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
This is a question I hear often and it is has an important answer. There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Fall /Winter trimming  and I know from my own experience that most trimming done in the Fall/Winter is not done for…

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I’m on CTG!

  Hi friends, I wanted to share with all my readers that I will be featured this weekend on PBS’, “Central Texas Gardener”! They are sharing my personal drought tolerant garden that I designed to incorporate food and color in the landscape along with fruiting trees for shade and fruiting vines.   I have moved …

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Moonlight Garden

Moonlight gardens are a beautiful concept ideal for those who work long hours and only spend time in their gardens in the evenings or if you just live in Texas where the weather is unbearable until late in the evening. The idea is to use white, soft yellow, silver, blue and lavender to make the …

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Blog Idea’s

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
I am looking for Summer time blog idea’s and would love your feedback. Many of you have questions that several others may have but have not been able to ask.  I am tremendously inspired in the Spring and Fall with all the things to do in the…

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Crepe Myrtles: Flowering Xeriscape Trees for the TX Landscape

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
Crepe Myrtles are beautiful with color all summer long and provide colorful leaves in the fall. 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,…

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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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Earth Day

Originally posted on Lisa's Landscape & Design:
“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”, is up to each and every one of us… In honor of Earth Day April 22nd, I would like to make some suggestions for some easy ways you can make some really big changes in your impact on our…

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