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Rooms With a View, Landscaping From the Inside Out.

One of the important elements of landscape design is considering what room of your home looks onto which view of the landscape. When I design for a client I ask two important questions. One, “which neighbors would you like to hide” and two, “Which rooms over look this view?”.  In my space as in any …

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Home Run Rose, A True Star in the Landscape

Home Run rose is a super star in the landscape for everyone who loves the look of a beautiful rose, but hates the maintenance many roses require. Much like it’s father (the Knock Out rose), Home Run is a super low water, disease resistant, profuse bloomer that frankly has taken it up a notch on …

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Thryallis – Golden Shower (Galphimia glauca)

Thryallis is one of the terribly underused and under appreciated, beautifully adapted jewels in the Central Texas landscape. This full to part Sun semi-evergreen, flowering shrub is a great replacement for the terribly overused shrubs most homes have parked outside their windows. Too many cookie cutter plants are used in place of something unusual and this is one …

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Sustainable Gardening

Sustainable Gardening is a term you are going to be hearing more frequently in the garden community and for a very good reason. The basic principle is “sustenance and sustainability” but there are several meanings to the words “sustainable gardening” and they lead you all to the same place. “Sustainable”, environmentally sound, “sustenance”, nourishment grown in a …

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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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