Month: February 2012

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Resources, Books And Blogs!

Howdy there! We started a new resources page, and will slowly fill it up with even more Xeriscape and drought resistant landscape design goodies. We are planning to have interviews with key figures in the movement, designers, key Texas native plants nursery owners and other notable folks.   We also started to compile an ambitious

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Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora).   From the entry: “Red yuccas are a common sight here in Austin and for a good reason:They are relatively deer resistant. Deer will eat the blooms but

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How To Fix And Renovate Your Drought Damaged Lawn. Or, “Lawn Renovation? That’s Bull S*#T!”

Lawn Renovation? That’s Bull S*#T!   Well… Yes it is. Although a better way to call it would be: composted dairy manure. Actually, the best compost pesos can buy in this part of our country.     We recently had a good sized lawn renovation project in Austin, Texas, and wanted to share with our

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Trailing Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Trailing Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’).   From the entry: “Trailing rosemary is a great choice when you are looking for a solid, not too tall, evergreen for full sun. Small blue flower

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White Mistflower (Eupatorium havanense) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on White Mistflower (Eupatorium havanense).   From the entry: “White Mistflower is a solid choice in any Texas native plants Xeriscape. This shrub is a low hassle option that will work great both in

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Xeriscape Design Showcase #2!

Hello, and welcome to our second design that we are going to present and discuss about. Hopefully we could explain and elaborate clearly enough about some sound Xeriscaping practices. The owner lost a good portion of lawn in last year’s drought and decided that instead of replacing this water-hungry-maintenance-fest feature he would rather convert the

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Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris).   From the entry: “This is one of our favorite Ornamental grass to use in drought tolerant flowerbed designs. Grasses work really well when you use them in