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Edible Landscapes in Austin

Edible and perennial landscape design

I have said it for years and I’ll say it again, you have never tasted fruit, veggies or herbs until you eat them right from the garden, or grow it yourself. Store bought fruit and vegetables are picked prematurely so they arrive a proper color on the outside, but the inside can be very different. …

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Are You Making the Most of Your Land?

Well….are you?  It may be something you don’t think about often, but with our current water shortages and over use of chemicals, it may be time to do so now.  Throughout history, land has been a precious commodity. With it,  water, sustenance and protection in the form of shelter of ones self and family.  Well we seem …

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Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is a beautiful plant that probably needs no introduction. For those of you may not be familiar, Rosemary (botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis), also known as Garden Rosemary, is native to the Mediterranean area. A member of the mint family, it is an evergreen shrub also related to basil, marjoram, and oregano. It is usually …

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Beautiful, Healthy Basil

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 reverence and was used by Indians to swear …

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The Health Benefits of Mint

Here are some interesting health benefits you may not have known about Mint.  The Mint plant is not only versatile in use for Tea’s, coffee, salads ( personally there is nothing more delightful in a fruit salad than honey and mint) and many other foods, but it is also has been used for thousands of …

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