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Garden Coach Austin

If you are in Austin, Pflugerville, Leander, Cedar Park, Buda, Kyle or Wimberly Texas and you would like to be trained to care for your landscape by a professional on your own property, a Garden Coach (or Landscape Consultant) can be a great value to you. If you are a new home owner looking to …

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Thryallis – Golden Shower (Galphimia glauca)

Thryallis is one of the terribly underused and under appreciated, beautifully adapted jewels in the Central Texas landscape. This full to part Sun semi-evergreen, flowering shrub is a great replacement for the terribly overused shrubs most homes have parked outside their windows. Too many cookie cutter plants are used in place of something unusual and this is one …

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Salvia Greggi (Autumn Sage)

Salvia is a super hardy Texas friendly family of plants, one of many that is part of the mint family.  The  Sage and Salvia family seem to cause some confusion as they are really the same plant.  The Lamiaceae family of Sage is referred to as Sage for the medicinal herbaceous plants and referred to “Salvia” when ornamental …

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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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Wonderful Pomegranate

There are many pomegranates that do very well in Central Texas, but one of my personal favorites is the “Wonderful” pomegranate.  This brightly flowering shrub is a prolific bloomer in the full Sun garden, it is drought tolerant and very low to no maintenance. The pomegranate is a delicious healthy fruit that requires a little …

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