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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

When you get almost half as much rain as your location gets in a year, in 10 hours….

Yes you read that correctly – we have had 9.5 inches of rain and counting in the last 10 hours. In my garden, it looks like this: I think my creeping germander has drowned :( I just finished planting my two front meadow gardens this week – both sides the same – only 3 species …

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Foliage Follow-Up – The veggie report…

I don’t have anything new and exciting in my garden right now that I have not shown y’all recently, so I decided to show gardens I created with the patients at work.  In Feb I started working as a therapeutic gardener at a clinic in town – it is rewarding, and fun having another garden …

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Backyard beds are starting to look like something…

We have the beginning of a back garden y’all!  Thanks to the recent rains things are really filling in nicely.  Lets take look at a few key beds…This is what I see now as I walk out of the sliding glass doors onto the covered patio.  The herb bed is floating in the middle of …

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‘Bubba’ blooms…

My two Texas native desert willow trees (Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’) are blooming for the first time since planting them in the front garden last fall.  I am in love… I love the wispy foliage, I love the dark bark, I love the vibrant flowers, I love it all.

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