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Category Archives: Xeriscape

Agarita

Agarita, Lisa LaPaso

Interesting Foliage, Flowers and Fruit. Agarita is an evergreen, native plant of  Texas. Boasting tri-leaved blue-ish green/grey foliage, yellow flowers and edible red fruit that is great for jams and jellies.  Drought Tolerant and Deer Resistant  Agarita is deer resistant and super drought tolerant. It’s an excellent Xeriscape plant that works well in a myriad …

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Top 20 Native and Adapted Shade Plants for Austin

Of all the landscape designs I’ve created in last 20 years, shade gardens in Austin are by far the most challenging. I’ve compiled some of my favorite native and adapted shade plants for Austin. We have very little color for shade so it’s Important to use a lot of texture with a splash of color …

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Landscape Design for Austin and Zone 8

Right off the bat I want to say how exciting it is for me to have provided Landscape Consultations and Landscape Designs for 20 years in Central Texas. My work never gets boring with such a diverse native and adapted plant pallet. I love creating Landscape Designs for Austin and all of zone 8. Over …

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Tropical Sage, Salvia coccinea

A Stunner in the Landscape  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 …

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Landscape Design, Stress Free (as can be)

Landscape design, Lisa LaPaso

One of the greatest values of the landscape is the sense of peace it provides. Our yards should supply privacy, sustenance, flowers, texture and a small window into nature. The more time you spend surrounded by the green, the more in touch with our planet you become. Our landscapes are an extension of our home …

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