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Monthly Archives: June, 2012

More little xericstyle planters…

I had a lot of fun this morning – let me show you my latest… This color knocks my socks off.  I first saw an Aloe dorotheae on danger garden,  and knew I had to have one.  Imagine how surprised I was when I went to the nursery for something else yesterday, a yucca jabbed through my …

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Front Garden is 7 months old

My screen saver slide show displayed this picture today…and I realized, when we think we have so much to do in the garden and we are so far from attaining our goals, sometimes we need to look back and remember where we started… BEFORE: Baby front garden in December 2011 AFTER: End of June 2012 …

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Industrial chic bird bath by xericstyle…

I have been focusing these days on making my garden/homestead more attractive to animal friends, and in Texas this time of year, that mostly means providing a clean water source.  The bird baths and butterfly splashes I have had my eye on are approximately $40 to $60 – so….I decided to make my own!   …

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Garden Warriors

The heat is now fully cranked here in San Antonio, over 100 degrees most every day!  Although xericstyle is sweating, xericstyle’s garden is NOT.   Here are a few pictures of the garden filling in for summer. I really love this mailbox planting, AND I catch the mail lady touching the soft blooms often too! …

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Mellow Yellow and Sea Anenome Artichoke

I can’t decide what I love more about my yellow yarrow plant…the striking silver fern-like foliage or the funky flowers.  This plant is incredible!  Yarrow is a must have in your xeric garden. I decided to let a couple of artichokes flower instead of harvesting them to eat.  How pretty is this flower – it …

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Japanese Tea Garden San Antonio

Mass planting mania – now that is just my xericstyle!!!   I love so much their theme of mass planting the same plant for impact.  New area, new mass planting.  It is grooooooovy.  What a magical place, and how lucky we are here in San Antonio that we can go for FREE anytime we like! …

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