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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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Online Landscape Consultation, Austin and Zone 8

So let’s just get right to it, the last many years have been a real eye-opener when it comes to how we do business and where our priorities lie. Being the mother of two young adult sons with autism, a Landscape Designer and Educational Consultant for the last 20 years in Central Texas, I am …

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It’s Xeriscape, not Zeroscape.

Over the last 20 years I’ve seen and heard my fare share of mispronunciations and misspellings of the word Xeriscape; and while it certainly doesn’t bother me, the lack of understanding what Xeriscape is, does. Xeric which is Latin for “xeros“, means dry, and scape, well obviously….it’s a view or scape, as it were. But, …

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Victory Gardens for the 21st Century

It’s been about 25 years or so ago that I started my first food/flower garden. I had my first big apartment with a patio and I grew tomatoes, peppers, roses, hibiscus, sage and salvia. I spent that last 17 years teaching people how to grow their own food in their native, Xeriscaped and perennial flowerbeds, …

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Landscape Nurseries in Austin

What a blast I had at my last trip visiting local Austin nurseries. You’d think a landscape designer like myself would be over the whole nursery experience but I have to tell you that nothing excites me more than a fully stocked plant nursery.  I’ll warn you that their parking is a bit challenging at …

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