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Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Monthly Archives: April, 2012

A hell-strip that can take the heat!

I have been noticing a lot of beautiful hell-strip plantings around San Antonio lately, and lucky for me, my friends are one of them and allowed me to take pictures today.  Thank you to Daniel and Jennifer. These red yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora) will laugh at the Texas heat, reflected from the pavement at that, and …

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Simple and Savory

How simple, pretty, and useful are these arrangements of herbs I keep on my counter top?!? I have many herbs in my garden that we enjoy, but the fact of the matter is we enjoy them MORE when I keep these arrangements on the counter.  You use what you see staring you in the face …

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Globe Artichokes

My Artichokes are ALMOST too pretty to eat….I said almost!  I can taste the butter sauce already.  I thought I better snap a picture before I cut this beauty off.  I have really enjoyed growing these plants.  They are stunningly beautiful – such striking foliage.  In fact, after I harvest every last morsel of edibles, …

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Pot O’ Mint

Currently, my pot o’ mint is my favorite thing in the garden!  Not only does it look pretty neat, it is delicious.  We enjoy iced mint tea, and we love to eat a leaf here and there for upset tummies.  I like keeping my mint in a pot so it does not take over this …

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Direct Composting – Xericstyle…

It becomes more and more apparent to me when I am talking with friends about composting that they are not faithful in doing it because it is “hard”…it “attracts flies”…and the list goes on.  I have been direct composting for a couple of years now, and it is certainly xericstyle’s preferred method.  I find it …

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