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“Fireman’s Cap” Coral Bean (Erythrina x bidwillii)

This is one of those plants that literally stopped me in traffic the first time I saw it. I was driving down Bee Cave’s Rd here in Austin, Texas about 10 years ago and just as I was passing by Barton Springs Nursery I did my usual “sneak a peek” as I drove by and some how …

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Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

I am a big fan of vines in the right space. They serve an excellent purpose in the landscape as there is a lot to be said for a vertical plant that can provide color and fragrance while hiding an unsightly fence, wall or view. However, you have to be very careful with the vines you choose …

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Landscape and Xeriscape Design, Austin Texas

Landscapes in Austin can be tricky as we are in an evolution of environmental change and a desperate need for water conservation and sustainable gardens. If you are in the market for a native landscape design in the greater Austin area, especially Xeriscape low water, low maintenance design and installation, than that is my specialty …

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The New Age of Landscape Design

Many of us are constantly thinking of new ways to improve our lives, our bodies and our homes, and the way we think of gardening should be ever evolving as well.   This article was inspired by a new friend of mine who asked my opinion on landscape design as it related to architecture. I …

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Aloe Vera

Aloe is a great landscape plant that is not only attractive but functional. The Aloe Vera family has over 300 species and has recorded uses that date back over 3500 years. While it is believed to be a native of South Africa, it has been highly valued for its medicinal properties and mentioned in the writings …

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