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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Yucca arrives on my doorstep…

What is going on?!  Mother Earth is raining down plant goodness on me, and I could not be more grateful.  Look what arrived today…what is a girl to do?!  Plant baby, plant!!!!!! This yucca is such a great size and I have just the place waiting for this little darlin’!  I have seen a few …

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Succulents add sculpture/structure to the garden…

I have recently added many succulents to my garden.  To me they are living sculptures and fit well with my modern Texas hillcountry garden. Who needs garden art when you have living art?!  The succulents in my garden are all evergreen/hardy.  They will play a vital role of anchoring my garden, in different ways, throughout …

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Chaotic side yard turned calming oasis for mama…

Our side yard was absolute chaos and desperately needed to be rectified!  You know how many times a mama of two youngsters walks to the recycling/garbage bins in a day?!?!  Every time I did this walk it stressed me out seeing all the junk I needed to deal with.   How did this area become …

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Marble mulch…oh yeah!!!

Got a bag of old marbles kickin’ around? How fun is this?  I did another planter too and put a few in my sedum mini planter…it is raining marbles around here!  I love the colors…funky!  “Everything I do is gonna be funky from now on.”

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New gate adds color balance and modern flair…

I just finished staining the new gate and hopped right to this post.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  We needed a little more of the orange’ish stain color on this side of the house to balance things out a little.  We also wanted to stick with modern lines. Sorry the picture …

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Nothing says I love you like…OPUNTIA!

You have to love it when your friends know you so well, that they are on vacation and they come back with a 5 gallon bucket full of cactus for you.  I literally jumped up and down with excitement. How cool is that?!  Can’t wait to look inside……until…OUCH!I got smarter! Ah ha…I think I found …

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Transformation of the house exterior is complete!

It is hard to believe this day has finally come!  The exterior transformation of our home is complete, and we are ecstatic with the results.  The painters just finished and I immediately got to work sweeping and putting the outside back together tickety-boo.  Besides losing one rosemary plant the garden has survived!!!!  Re-roofing is not …

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