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Orange Flowers for the Texas Landscape

Oddly enough, orange is one of the least favorite color choices when I do landscape consultations with clients. I however, happen to love it in the landscape and it is my best friends favorite color (Hi Dalen!) so …  Aside from the fact that I think it is a really a great color, I also …

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Red Flowers for the Central Texas Landscape

Looking for some red for your Xeriscape landscape? You are in luck, that happens to be one of my favorite colors (along with green) and I have a list of some beauties for you. We will begin with one of my all time favorites, the Fireman’s Cap Coral Bean. Coral Bean, Firemans Cap Erythrina x …

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

Flowering Firemans cap, coral bean

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

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Lisa’s “Plant Pick of the Day”, Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Lucatha)

Mexican Bush Sage is one of my favorite Sun plants in the garden. ┬áIts flocculent texture and striking Purple and Lavender flower spikes make this plant a show piece, a butterfly and hummingbird attraction and best of all, it is drought tolerant and practically no maintenance. Hardy for zones 8-10 in even the worst soil …

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