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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

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Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) 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 Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata).   From the entry: “We try to use Plumbago in part shade situations because the plant is not as drought tolerant in full sun and seems to enjoy the

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Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida) 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 Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida).   From the entry: “Mexican Marigold Mint is a great choice for heavy deer pressure landscape designs. Its modest size, full sun and part shade tolerance, fall

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Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus) 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 Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus).   From the entry: “Finally here is your chance fulfilling your childhood desire to become a lion tamer star. Although, the only thing you’ll be taming are Lion’s

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Drought Tolerant Back Yard Xeriscape Landscape Design Explained!

Here is a design for a back yard that was recently commissioned from us. The couple is thinking about flipping the house in a few years, and what better way to increase real estate value than installing a killer drought resistant Texas native Xeriscape landscape? About the property; the back is sodded with a relatively

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Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis) 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 Lantana (Lantana montevidensis).   From the entry: “Trailing lantana is an outstanding pick for any drought resistant flower bed design. Unlike its big brother, Texas Lantana, Trailing lantana is less erect

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Firecracker Fern (Russelia equisetiformis) 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 Firecracker Fern (Russelia equisetiformis).   From the entry: “An evergreen fernlike, flowering, drought tolerant perennial that is adapted to our fiery summers? Yes please, I’ll take two! This smallish, fern look alike,

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Golden Showers Thryallis (Galphimia glauca) 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 Golden Showers Thryallis (Galphimia glauca).   From the entry: “Golden Showers will shower you with golden flowers for a very long period, starting at spring and continuing up until frost. Thryallis is

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Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) 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 Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus).   From the entry: “The Turks are invading and they are wielding adorable red caps! Yes, yes, Turk’s cap are becoming more and more common in Central Texas

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Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius) 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 Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius).   From the entry: “Do not mock Mock Orange as it is an excellent Texas adapted tree. This fast growing shrub will turn eventually in to a small

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Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata) 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 Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata).   From the entry: “Agarita is a tough sell; It’s thorny and scraggly. But its many positive characteristics are well worth considering: It’s an evergreen, will thrive both in

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Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata) 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 Retama (Parkinsonia aculeata).   From the entry: “Retama is extremely drought tolerant, and will survive on as little as 12 inches of rain annually. Very long blooming period of yellow clusters of

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Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) 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 Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora).   From the entry: “If there is one Texas native, small growing, flowering tree you can’t go wrong with, it’s of course a Texas Mountain Laurel. This

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Signs Of Drought Resistance!

Check out this neat looking Xeriscape landscape we recently designed and installed.   In the next week I hope to thoroughly elaborate the process of installing this beautiful desert looking, zen inspired, drought resistant Xeriscape landscape. For now, Check out some more beautiful pictures.