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Autumn Saplings, Wildland Hikes, and Harvest Time Seed-Swaps: Watershed Conservation Events for Mid-to-Late Fall

With fall in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Central Texans to think about autumn harvests, seed saving, and the great re-greening of our urban areas. Whether you’re looking for rugged hikes, cozy local-harvest potlucks, stewardship opportunities, or some of the biggest native sapling giveaways in the nation, there’s something for everyone this autumn

Austin Arbor Day, Texas Native Plant Week, and the Return of Rainwater Season: Community Courses, Events, and Expos

Whether you’re looking for a civic celebration, ecological education, or some great green opportunities for community outreach, autumn in the Austin area has something to offer everyone. From Austin’s own Arbor Day on October 18th and seed and starts sales commemorating Texas Native Plant Week at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, fall is the

September in Central Texas: Seed Sowing, Sustainability, and Community Stewardship

The summer season may be on the wane, but there’s no shortage of early autumn opportunities for those with green thumbs or a green conscience to get going and get growing. From sustainability workshops and volunteer activities to seed sales and celebrations, September is a great month for Central Texans looking to go native, brush

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August Conservation Activities: Riparian Restoration, Gardening Guru Guidance, and Green Family Fun!

As the summer season reaches its peak, our local conservation efforts are more vital than ever–and as always there is a lot green going on in central Texas and the Austin area. Whether you’re looking for some sun-kissed August opportunities for open-air conservation courses and volunteer stewardship, helpful expert advice for hill country homeowners and

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High Summer in Hill Country: Upcoming Conservation Workshops, Community Presentations, and Homegrown Family Fun!

Summer has officially arrived! Along with backyard barbecues, citywide celebrations, and a whole host of open-air markets showcasing some of Texas’ finest sustainable produce, you’ll find plenty of conservation celebrations, informational opportunities, community colloquia, and family-friendly festivities.   Whether you would finally like to learn the fine art of curbside composting, inspire your kids to

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Central Texas Summertime Conservation Celebrations, Classes, and Special Seminars

The summer months can be trying times for Texan gardeners. Luckily you’ll find that there are plenty of upcoming opportunities for honing your drought-tough lawn and gardening techniques, improving your knowledge of native landscaping know-how, and getting the whole family involved in keeping Texas natural, native, and conservation-conscious.   Volunteer and Community Garden Events  

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New Custom Xeriscape Garden Landscape Designs!

Just look at them!

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Preserving Native Texas: Conservation Workshops, Native Garden Tours, and Family Festivals!

With spring well under way and summer fast approaching gardeners are getting in gear, families are prepping for outdoor fun, and everyone eco-minded is thinking about surviving the dry months to come. From fun kid-friendly festivals and volunteer opportunities to local sustainable garden tours and informational seminars, you’ll find plenty of spring and summer Hill

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A Brief History Of Water Conservation In Texas

The Changing Landscape of Texas Water Conservation   Three years ago extreme drought conditions across the southern U.S. caused a wave of devastating fires in Texas that charred 4 million acres of land and destroyed thousands of homes. With water supply reservoirs quickly draining and no significant rainfall expected to replenish natural sources, the possibility

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Austin Wildscape Landscaping For Wildlife- Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Birds – Part 2

Hello again fellow Texas native plants enthusiasts! This is part 2 of Austin Wildscape Landscaping For Wildlife. You can read part 1 here. (Click on image to view full size) Please note, there are many more plants you can use. We used perennials that not only look aesthetically appealing in a landscape situation but are

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Austin Wildscape Landscaping For Wildlife- Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Birds – Part 1

Hello fellow Texas native plants enthusiasts! We are going to present two recent landscape designs we were commissioned and explain a little bit about them. (Click on the image to view full size) Please note, there are many more plants you can use. We used perennials that not only look aesthetically appealing in a landscape

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Portfolio Updated + Video

We are keeping pretty busy this fall. Here are some new pictures with some mature landscapes. Keep scrolling down for even more and more new landscapes and designs. Also, check out this awesome video!   Huge Thanks to Logan at Under The Tower Production!   Have a wonderful day! Reed

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Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) 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 Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis).   From the entry: “Along with Texas Redbud, Retama and Texas Mountain Laurel, Desert Willow is another solid pick when looking for a drought tolerant small statured flowering

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Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa) 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 Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruticosa).   From the entry: “Holly Cow! This amazing Texas adapted perennial should be the first choice in many full sun Xeriscape designs in Austin. It is a bold

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Cherry Sage (Salvia greggii) 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 Cherry Sage (Salvia greggii).   From the entry: “Autumn Sage is one of the best Texas native perennials one can choose in full sun. Great as a low layer planting acting as