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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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Evergreen Plants for the Austin Landscape

While in the middle of a Central Texas “winter”, you’ll quickly notice a pattern of freezing/thawing/hot/repeat. If you think it’s confusing for you, imagine how your plants feel. Evergreen plants for Austin are more interesting than you may think.  It’s especially frustrating when plants are in full bloom, then we get a hard freeze and …

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Full Sun Plants for Austin, Texas

Peggy, martin and climbing blaze rose

Struggling to find full sun plants that won’t quit on the job? Here is a taste of some of the incredible Texas native and adapted plants that can really take the heat. Salvias Greggi are not only great for sun but they’re deer resistant too.  A low mounding plant that blooms all summer and stays …

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Cinco de Mayo Rose

Flowering Cinco de Mayo rose

Rosa “Cinco de Mayo “ shrub rose is a mounding shaped bush that boasts striking mauvy/orange flowers with velvety texture and an almost glow in the dark luminescence.  Low Water, Low Maintenance  This rose is special because it’s a super low water, disease resistant plant that is perfect for a xeriscape garden. Roses don’t like …

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Landscape Hardscapes 101

One of the most expensive parts of any landscape are the hardscapes. Hardscapes are just what they sound like…Hard. Anything from concrete to metal, rock, sidewalks, built in ponds and pools are hardscapes and soft materials such as plants and soil complete a landscape. Pools, patios and decks are very popular in Central Texas. Wood …

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