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Xeriscape Gardening, ( It’s not the stabby landscape you might think of…)

I think Xeriscape gardening has a bad rap. The truth is that you don’t have to use only gravel and cactus to have a Xeriscape garden. The word Xeriscape comes from the Latin word “Xeros” which means dry and of course, “scape”, from landscape. I tend to design my Xeriscape gardens more in the fashion of …

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Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is a beautiful plant that probably needs no introduction. For those of you may not be familiar, Rosemary (botanical name Rosmarinus officinalis), also known as Garden Rosemary, is native to the Mediterranean area. A member of the mint family, it is an evergreen shrub also related to basil, marjoram, and oregano. It is usually …

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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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