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Super Drought Tolerant Plants for Central Texas

As a designer it is my job to know plants and in a world that is short on drinkable water, it is everyone’s responsibility to create low water solutions in the landscape. Central Texas is loaded with spectacular drought tolerant plants, shrubs and trees that are low maintenance and stunning with color for both sun …

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Iris in Central Texas!

Did you know the Bearded Iris is an excellent Xeriscape plant for the Central Texas landscape? Well, it is and happens to be one of my absolute favorite plants for so many beautiful reasons. Iris are stunning plants named after the Greek goddess who rode rainbows and rightfully so, they come in a beautiful array …

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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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Xeriscape Gardening, ( It’s not the stabby landscape you might think of…)

I think Xeriscape gardening has a bad rap. The truth is that you don’t have to use only gravel and cactus to have a Xeriscape garden. The word Xeriscape comes from the Latin word “Xeros” which means dry and of course, “scape”, from landscape. I tend to design my Xeriscape gardens more in the fashion of …

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Blog Idea’s

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 Garden, but the Summer is mostly maintenance and …

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