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Tag Archives: North Austin

Austin Hardiness Zones, Precipitation, Environment and Yeah, it’s Really Hot Here!

When trying to decide what plant to choose, you first have to consider where you are planting. Not only the location in your yard but the location in your state. I am in Austin, Texas, and we are in Zone 8a/8b- ish. This is an important distinction because certain plants will do well in our temperatures …

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Yellow Bells Esperanza (Bignoniaceae)

This is one of those plants that really needs no introduction because if you are a resident of Austin Texas, or the Austin Metro area, you have seen this jewel of a plant. With its striking good looks and fantastic flower display, it is one that has surely caught your eye on your journey through town. I love this plant for …

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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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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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