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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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Landscape Shortcuts for the Lazy Gardener

OK, So maybe you’re not lazy, but perhaps you have other stuff to do and would like to just have more time to enjoy the yard and not have to be working in it all the darn time.  Here are a few idea’s I think you will appreciate. Reduce your lawn.. mow it crazy low, scalp …

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The Heat Is On!!! Historic Drought Strikes 14 States…

Well that is certainly depressing news isn’t it.  Whether you belive in Global Warming or not, you cannot deny the record heat and shortage of water.  I just returned from a trip to the  New England area where the rain is abundant, the temperatures are magnificent and the ocean is plenty.  In checking the weather …

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