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Blue Flowers for the Central Texas Landscape

I am a fan of blue because it is a calming, peaceful color. Additionally, I have two boys on the Autism spectrum, one who is Aspergers and the other that is somewhere on the spectrum of “awesometisticness”. We celebrate our uniqueness by “lighting it up blue” every April and by planting a new blue flower …

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Pride Month, Let’s Celebrate the Rainbow 🌈

As the proud mother of LGTBQ children, I am acutely aware of the need to celebrate Pride Month and the importance of equality and opportunity for everyone to be their most authentic self.  The well known Pride flag was originally designed with 8 colors, each with an intention and was created to invoke emotion. Much …

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Red Flowers for the Central Texas Landscape

Looking for some red for your Xeriscape landscape? You are in luck, that happens to be one of my favorite colors (along with green) and I have a list of some beauties for you. We will begin with one of my all time favorites, the Fireman’s Cap Coral Bean. Coral Bean, Firemans Cap Erythrina x …

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Yellow Flowers for Central Texas

Love the color yellow but you’re not quite sure which plants are right for your space? I am here to help, this is a short list (though it is quite long) of some of my favorite yellow Xeriscape plants for Central Texas. Yellow is the color of  happiness, cheerfulness, hope and fun.  Yellow is the …

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“Fireman’s Cap” Coral Bean (Erythrina x bidwillii)

This is one of those plants that literally stopped me in traffic the first time I saw it. Many years ago I was driving down Bee Cave’s Rd here in Austin, Texas and just as I was passing by Barton Springs Nursery I did my usual “sneak a peek”. As I drove I noticed an enormous plant …

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