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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Rookie mistake!

Remember my Yucca aloifolia gift that I planted directly to the right of the path by the  front door?  Well…turns out that was not such a great idea.  Nothing says welcome like slicing a visitors calf open on the way to the front door – YIKES! Before:  I really loved the idea of this yucca …

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Color Guard Yucca = spiky sunshine

I wanted a little something to add color and structure to my mass planting of native bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) I planted a couple’ish months ago in the side yard. Here is the bamboo muhly then….looking good…but needing a little something… And here it is now intermingling with a mass planting of Yucca filamentosa ‘Color …

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Happy Native Plant Week Texans!!! (one week late)

Like many of you out there, I celebrated native plant week here in Texas by buying a whole schwack of plants. It was high time to “cool off” the southern side of the house (if only in perception) – we now have two desert willow trees! Yay!   I really struggled with this decision almost a …

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Mass Muhly Madness…

Time for a purply pink cotton candy party!  I have a long way to go in the front garden, and I am nowhere near complete, but my gulf muhly grasses are the icing on the cake.  I love how they dance and catch the light.  This native grass ROCKS!  I mass planted them and believe …

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Wordless Wednesday…

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HOT fall color and combos…

Nothing is better than October in Central Texas!!!!!! I love the way my Texas native cholla cactus anchors the hot color of the Autumn sage (salvia greggii ‘Purple’) and Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) swaying in the fall breeze.In the same way, this agave provides weight and structure to this area of the bed. My current ALL TIME …

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