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Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Opuntias gone wild!

My Spineless Prickly Pear Cacti  (Opuntia engelmannii var subarmata) are at it again sprouting new pads!  Is this normal????  Y’all… I have never fertilized these, not when I planted them, and not since.  It is bizarre to me as I do not see other ones around here sprouting new pads right now.  I started these …

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Lucky Lesson Learned…

I mass planted upright rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy‘) around the perimeter of the front of the house almost a year ago for its unruly look as opposed to traditional foundation plantings, as well as to repel cats at night.  It has fulfilled both of those purposes nicely.  I chose the ‘Hill Hardy’ cultivar, also …

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Bye Bye Butterfly Bush…and HELLO….

This plant, Lo & Behold® ‘Purple Haze’ – Butterfly Bush, drove me nuts.  I found this dwarf variety to be leggy and so I pruned it…then it did this.  I thought I would give it a whirl in my purple front garden, but as far as I am concerned, I let it hold this place …

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Property border project completed and extended…

Remember this project – the one where I set out to define our property line?  It is done!  Well, kind of…but more on that in a minute.I got my hands on endless truck loads of free rocks (feels like endless piles when you are moving them from the ground into a truck) so I jumped …

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Xericstyle’s new feathered friends…

We are so excited to realize the dream of backyard chickens and little pets for our kids.  The light brahma hens are super hilarious to watch… As well as beautiful to look at.  The best part will of course be organic, soy-free, non-GMO eggs… MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come on ladies!

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