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Tropical Sage, Salvia coccinea

Commonly known as Tropical Sage, Hummingbird Sage, or Scarlet Sage, this beauty sports brilliant red flowers with kelly green, heart shaped leaves. A native to hardiness zones 8-11, it is a sun to part shade, low water plant worth taking a second look at.   This beauty is a constant bloomer that starts in early …

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“Garden Itis”

Xeriscape design

I suppose I truly developed garden-itis in my youth. I had a bedroom full of potted plants who were my only true friends, along with my shadow of a dog, Kenobi. She was a full blooded German Shepherd who was as loyal as she was beautiful and never told my secrets. I actually named all …

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Full Sun Plants for Austin, Texas

Struggling to find full sun plants that won’t quit on the job? Here is a taste of some of the incredible Texas native and adapted plants that can really take the heat. Salvias Greggi are not only great for sun but they’re deer resistant too.  A low mounding plant that blooms all summer and stays …

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The Best Trees for Central Texas

Austin and surrounding area have no shortage of great trees but we are challenged with a lack of diversity. When more people use a wealth of native and adapted trees that home, feed and sustainably support our local insect and animal population, we’re improving our ecosystem for all. Trees improve our quality of life by …

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Drought Tolerant Landscapes, Austin

What Is A Low Water Landscape? Xeriscape is a word that’s become quite popular but it is widely misunderstood as a rock and cactus solution like this… Xeriscape by definition means low water plants, which means you use what grows naturally in your hardiness zone, for the sun you have in the environment that is …

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