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Trees Deserve Respect

Owning or leasing property with saplings or mature trees is not only a gift to you, it is a gift to our planet and to our children’s future. Did you know that one mature tree produces enough oxygen for two peoples lifetimes? As if that’s not impressive enough, one mature 30 to 50’ shade tree …

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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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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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