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Monthly Archives: October, 2013

The Purple Corner – Oct 2013

This was my “purple corner” last year after my front garden’s 1st summer…The plants are filling in, and the Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha) is stealing the spotlight.And here we are fall #2.  Gregg’s blue mistflower (Conoclinium (Eupatorium) Greggii)  is a butterfly haven, prostrate rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’ ) adds evergreen interest along with Yucca …

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The frogfruit report: well…maybe I will keep it…

Here are pictures of my native lawn consisting of Texas frogfruit  (Phyla nodiflora) and horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis)  today, October 5th.  Temperatures are more reasonable here in South Texas and we have had some rain.   It is looking pretty good after a haircut and clean-up.   Hmmmmmmmmmmm … maybe I will keep it after all.  Maybe …

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Wide Shot – October 2013

When I started this meme, the intention was to show the good the bad and the ugly – this is certainly ugly….hopefully the brush crew will arrive later today.  This is my usual angle above.…but lets peek around so you can see what is happening this month.  No more gomphrena ‘fireworks’…and no more photinia hedge …

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