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Orange Flowers for the Texas Landscape

Oddly enough, orange is one of the least favorite color choices when I do landscape consultations with clients. I however, happen to love it in the landscape and it is my best friends favorite color (Hi Dalen!) so …  Aside from the fact that I think it is a really a great color, I also …

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The Wonders of Tarragon

Did you know that Tarragon is in the Sunflower family, or that it is one of the most commonly used herbs on our food??  Fresh Tarragon has an essential volatile oil, chemically identical with that of Anise. Dried Tarragon’s flavor is not as intense so when using fresh herb, use sparingly until you are comfortable …

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Is There Ever Enough Thyme?

Thyme has been used for various purposes throughout the centuries. In medieval times, Thyme was regarded as a plant that imparted courage and vigor. The ancient Romans considered it a remedy for melancholy. Thyme is a herb that is recorded throughout human history. Historians believe that the ancient Sumerians were the first to cultivate thyme, …

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