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Category Archives: Water Wise

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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“Garden Itis”

Xeriscape design

I suppose I truly developed garden-itis in my youth. I had a bedroom full of potted plants who were my only true friends, along with my shadow of a dog, Kenobi. She was a full blooded German Shepherd who was as loyal as she was beautiful and never told my secrets. I actually named all …

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Trees Deserve Respect

Owning or leasing property with saplings or mature trees is not only a gift to you, it is a gift to our planet and to our children’s future. Did you know that one mature tree produces enough oxygen for two peoples lifetimes? As if that’s not impressive enough, one mature 30 to 50’ shade tree …

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Best Herbs and Edibles for Shade

Many of my clients have the idea that food has to be in isolated beds. This is only true if you use chemicals. If you’re organic, food can be EVERYWHERE! The garden below is all edible. The seed puffs are bolted lettuce that will reseed for me next winter. This edible bed consists of rainbow …

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Top 25 Flowering Sun Plants for Central Texas

If you’ve been in Central Texas from June to September, you already know it’s hot as hell here. it can be very challenging if your yard is full sun, but the good news is that there are a lot of plants that can take the heat and still show off. One you might not be …

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