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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

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Xeriscape Design Showcase #1!

Hello, and welcome to the first design that we are going to present and discuss about. Hopefully we could explain and elaborate clearly enough about some sound Xeriscaping practices. The first design is for a small residential. One of the trees in the front yard didn’t survive last year’s drought and must be replaced asap

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February is the time to plant!

February is approaching and so is one of the best time to design and install your drought tolerant lush landscapes.   Contact us today to schedule your free estimate visit. We can work with different spaces and with many different budgets.   In the next few weeks, we are planing to publish different client Xeriscape

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Century Plant (Agave americana) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Century Plant (Agave americana).   From the entry: “We consider the Century Plant as the king of agaves in Austin. It is very impressive when big, with its bold structure, and beautiful form. On the rare occasion when

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Mexican Feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Mexican Feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima).   From the entry: “Mexican Feather Grass is a graceful short growing ornamental grass. Don’t let this gentle Texas native to confuse you: It is hard as nails, fuss free and requires very

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Silver Ponyfoot (Dichondra argentea) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Silver Ponyfoot (Dichondra argentea).   From the entry: “Silver Ponyfoot is a wonderful ground cover for drought tolerant landscaping. This attractive Texas native plant is an evergreen, disease and pest resistant and will thrive in both full

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Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Pomegranate (Punica granatum).   From the entry: “Pomegranates are one of our favorite trees! This drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant, hardy tree is one of the staple plants in our Xeriscape flowerbeds designs. Beautiful red blooms

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American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).   From the entry: “American Beautybery is an excellent section for shady spots in your landscape. It will thrive even in a dense shade and will provide you clusters upon clusters of handsome

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Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).   From the entry: “Echinacea is one of our personal favorites! The flower is quite magical and pronounced; Butterflies can’t get enough of it! A very useful plant that will thrive both in

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