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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Xericstyle’s purple/blue/silver garden is taking shape!

This long weekend xericstyle is a planting machine!  I will go until I can go no more.  I have about 50 xeric plants to get in the ground.  I am enjoying seeing my vision of a xeric purple/blue/silver garden come to life.  Spaces were waiting patiently for for me to find just the right plants …

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Little things matter!

BEFORE: This picture was taken back in February – I decided I really needed to rectify this situation.  Painting of the house needs to wait.  Other more expensive jobs need to wait.  But this…this I could handle. When I look at the before and after pictures of this tiny space in my garden, I see …

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Property Border PART 2

First, thanks to Brian and family in Boerne, Texas for all my LOVELY rocks…I plan to keep visiting and taking every rock off their property and bringing it to mine until they ask me to stop! My poor little 32 year old 240D – I got a few looks with my back end almost touching …

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$$ Big plants or little plants…this is the question on my mind today…$$

A nice little before and after picture on this rainy San Antonio day… BEFORE: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’ on January 11th when I planted them – got the plants for $1 AFTER: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’ on May 7th – 4 months later.  They are very healthy and pretty large for spring. You know, sometimes it is nice to buy big …

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Happy Mother’s Day

Check out my new toad house – I just love it!  And isn’t it fitting that the character looks just like me.  Yep…that is my usual look day to day ….”what are you doing now kids?”….”How in the world did you make that happen?”…”Why is there honey all over the phone receiver?” – STORY OF …

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Hail on May 11th…what!?!?

How bizarre the weather in central Texas is…we had huge hail this evening, I could hardly believe it.  We were happy our new roof was not on, nor quite in progress yet! WOWZERS…  an interesting year weather-wise for this Canadian transplant!

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Property Border PART 1

I officially just finished the most annoying garden job I have done to date.  I wanted to further define my garden and property line as grass and weeds from my neighbor’s yard were creeping in like wildfire with the rains this past week.  I decided to re-cycle trusty cement rectangular pavers I have used for …

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Purple profusion

I guess it is obvious by my plant color scheme that I have a 3.5 year old daughter!  I am loving what we see when we walk the garden…  the plants are really starting to fill in and put on a beautiful show.   Would you believe that I had not watered in almost 3 …

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