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Yes, We Have No Banana’s!

You’re not in Kansas anymore baby-doll, this terrain isn’t for the weak or the weary. It’s hot as hell, the only rain we get is all on the same day and the ground parts that aren’t rock are clay and/or builders dirt (aka, Red Death. There is a reason we don’t have basements here, the …

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Belinda’s Dream Rose

This full sun, 5’x 5′ shrub rose is one I have coveted for many years and never had the room for, so when I moved in late 2015 it was one of the first plants I used and I found just the right spot for it. Belinda’s Dream is an “Earth Kind Rose” which are …

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How Do I Begin a New Landscape?

The first thing you want to do is decide how you plan to use your land and be sure to create as many living and seating places throughout the space as possible. You can hire a designer, consultant or even go online for inspiration to design and create your own space to enjoy. Whether it …

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Yellow Bells Esperanza (Bignoniaceae)

This is one of those plants that really needs no introduction because if you are a resident of Austin Texas, or the Austin Metro area, you have seen this jewel of a plant. With its striking good looks and fantastic flower display, it is one that has surely caught your eye on your journey through town. I love this plant for …

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Pineapple Guava (Acca sellowiana)

Pineapple Guava is a shrub I saw used commercially for the first time many years ago and coveted until I finally found the name and where to locate it.  This is one of the many plants that are adapted to our area, originally from Brazil and South America this shrub seems to have made a …

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