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Monthly Archives: April, 2013

Happy FIESTA 2013!!!!!

CHEERS SAN ANTONIAN’S!  Happy Fiesta!  It is a fiesta of color and smiles around here right now.  May y’all have a wonderful celebration this year. I will share more colors of fiesta this week. :) Advertisements

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Chicken mowers…

I have a few weeds within the frogfruit “lawn” – only a bizillion!!!!!!!!!!!!  YIKES!  So I needed to get creative weeding in between the frogfruit plants…and fast before they go to seed!2 weeks after I planted my frogfruit lawn, it is a weed fest.  In retrospect, I should have dusted everything with corn gluten as …

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“Rita” is blooming!

She’s blooming – Opuntia Santa Rita ‘Tubac’ is striking when she shows her purple and yellow colors at the same time.  Nature tells us purple and yellow look good together!  Golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) in the bee-hive planter plays up the yellow further. This tough cactus sure has a delicate papery flower.My ‘Blue Elf’ …

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“Put a berm on it!”

Okay… so those of you that watch Portlandia are cracking up at the title, but those of you that don’t, why in the world not!?!?!? We had this problem area of the yard where a pool used to be.  It was filled in prior to us purchasing our home, but the area continued to sink, …

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Texas native Frogfruit “lawn” is in!

I got the Texas frogfruit lawn plugged this week.  I will try to take pictures at least monthly as it fills in.  I did not amend the soil at all.  I read over and over it was not necessary – I went against my nature on this, I hope it is okay.  I did ensure …

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New shaded parking area eats up tons of lawn and is so functional!

We lacked parking in the back for our guests.  No one could park in the driveway without blocking in the garage.  It was annoying, but would be even more annoying when the kids are driving so I wanted to take care of that now and create a useful spot to park.  The other thing is …

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