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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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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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Thornless Blackberry (Rubus Ursinus)

Blackberries are not only delicious but good for you to.  The Blackberry, a member of the rose family, is in fact not a true berry, it is botanically termed an aggregate fruit  as it composed of small drupelets. The plant roots are perennial but produce biennial stems, this is best explained here, the old stems will die off and the new …

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Dill, Delicious as it is Beautiful!

I have made it my goal over the past several years to not only change my landscape to primarily edible plants, but to find the most interesting flowers from those plants to use in the perennial beds.  I have always been organic, well “always” meaning as long as I have known better.  I must admit …

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Easter Lily in the Perennial Bed? You Bet!

Happy Easter weekend all! I know many of you will be getting the lovely Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) as a gift or maybe you have treated yourself to one, good for you 😉 The Easter Lily, a native to Japan, are mostly grown for the US, in the US and Canada. Unfortunately, many end up in the trash …

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