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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Bringing the outside in…

Oh yeah baby! Love it!  I mean, how can you not love Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ – it is so striking, yet cute and soft!  And the shadows it creates are so neat…makes interior (and exterior walls for that matter) dance. During these hot sweltering Texas summer days it surely is nice to bring the outside in …

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Little xericstyle strawberry planters…

Because of an intense need to plant and get dirty, and triple digit temperatures here in San Antonio, more planters were born this weekend.  It is too hot to plant anything else right now. PHEW! One of these is a gift for a dinner party tonight, and the others are MINE! This planter was the …

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Pecan trees are loaded…

Wowzers!  It is going to be a great pecan year this year folks!  Our pecan trees (maybe all pecans for all I know) tend to have a really productive year, then a not so productive year, then a productive year.  Last year was terrible, but then again we had the hottest summer in Texas history, …

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Coffee-can birdhouse has eggs!

My family and I made this modern and cool coffee can birdhouse  out of remnants of siding we had left over from repairing our home.  We also made several as gifts and it turns out the birds like them!  Ours has a little nest and 4 little eggs inside!!!! This was an easy project and they …

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Future garden giants are happy

I got cuttings from a spineless prickly pear cactus I have drooled over for years, let them heal, potted them up….and it worked!  They have all sprouted multiple pads and today one bloomed! Thank you so much to Shirley at Rock-Oak-Deer for her amazingly detailed propagating barrel cactus pups post that I adapted.  I am so excited today; …

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