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Furman’s Red, Salvia Greggi (Autumn Sage)

Salvia is an easy care plant in general which makes them a favorite amongst gardeners. They are also very beautiful and prolific bloomers. Here are a few great reasons to try Furman’s Red, Salvia Greggi: 1) It’s a Pop of Color Red is impactful! I love the color red, to me it’s a neutral in our …

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Landscape Hardscapes 101

One of the most expensive parts of any landscape are the hardscapes. Hardscapes are just what they sound like…Hard. Anything from concrete to metal, rock, sidewalks, built in ponds and pools are hardscapes and soft materials such as plants and soil complete a landscape. Pools, patios and decks are very popular in Central Texas. Wood …

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A Lily a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away!

Unknown to most, plants have an energy that transfers to people. I have seen it myself after a long hard day, a little flower and sunshine can go a long way and is a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy. When you have a plant or collection of plants that provide colors and aromas …

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Finding Some Landscape Motivation in Changing Times

I have had the same philosophy for the last 20 years,  longer really because I have been a Texan for 29 years.  I  moved here as a teen from south of Chicago and lived in a rather rural area with dark fertile soil, beautiful trees, 4 seasons and the most amazing flower displays all Summer long….then I …

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Updated Xeriscape video of Lisa’s space- Changing times for the HOA’s

Here is a quick rather shaky and windblown video of my front yard taken two days ago from the street view.  This video is an example of what HOA’s should be doing to make our Planet more water friendly.  In Avery Ranch, Austin Texas, there is now a “variance” to the original CC&Rs allowing up to 75% …

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