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Tag Archives: Organic

How to Use Compost

This is a follow-up blog to my previous titled “Composting” so if you have not read it, click the link because this is an area that requires more than one page. Composting has many different sides to it, there are the composters, the vessel used to create compost, composters, the people who make their own …

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Composting

After a rather heated (mostly tongue in cheek) conversation on a discussion board about whether people should participate in the City Of Austin’s new composting program I was inspired to write yet another blog on why I believe it is so incredibly important to compost, use compost, make or buy compost, just to compost…getting the drift? Seriously though, …

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To Trim or Not to Trim?

This is a question I hear often and it is has an important answer. There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to Fall /Winter trimming  and I know from my own experience that most trimming done in the Fall/Winter is not done for the right reason. Landscape companies have little work …

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Is Your Landscape Playing Well With Others?

As I am walking my dog through my neighborhood each day it becomes more and more evident that some people’s landscapes just do not play well with others. When you plant your huge shrubs or spikey, stabby plants 6″ from the sidewalk or around your utility boxes only to later take up most of the …

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Pride of Barbados (Caesalpinia pulcherrima )

This is another one of those plants that has probably stopped you in traffic. It is a spectacular full sun perennial specimen plant and there is no wonder that this is a the Barbados National Flower. Pride of Barbados Pride of Barbados reaches heights of up to 8′ and about as wide, although this happens …

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