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How to Use Compost

This is a follow-up blog to my previous titled “Composting” so if you have not read it, click the link because this is an area that requires more than one page. Composting has many different sides to it, there are the composters, the vessel used to create compost, composters, the people who make their own …

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Composting

After a rather heated (mostly tongue in cheek) conversation on a discussion board about whether people should participate in the City Of Austin’s new composting program I was inspired to write yet another blog on why I believe it is so incredibly important to compost, use compost, make or buy compost, just to compost…getting the drift? Seriously though, …

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Xeriscape Garden’s “Avery Ranch Garden Tour”

This past weekend a friend of mine Bob Beyer hosted the Avery Ranch Garden tour of homes (Not open to the public though it would be cool to do so) where 10 homes (mine being one of them) were featured to focus on the recent changes in the HOA guidelines.  Avery Ranch HOA created a “Variance” that now allows …

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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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Garden Art, Inspiration for Your Imagination

There are a number of ways to add color and interest to the garden and one of them is with garden art.  It is also a great way to fill space in the garden whether you have large or small Xeriscape beds. Garden art is a matter of taste (or lack of 😉  What I think …

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