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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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Frogfruit lawn for Foliage Follow-up – September 2013

My Texas frogfruit “lawn” is demonstrating our long hot summer.  In areas where it gets a tiny bit of shade it is lush and lovely, and in full sun areas, it is crispy.  Perhaps if I cared for it better…watered it more…planted it differently, it would have been more successful as a lawn for us.  …

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Frogfruit “lawn” Report @ 2.5 months

The frogfruit “lawn” I plugged 2.5 months ago, turned out to be a frogfruit and horseherb “lawn.”  Thanks to all the rains this spring, we have complete coverage already!  Weeds are a problem, hence both the frogfruit and horseherb (among a few others). Pros (as I currently see them): -I have a solid groundcover to …

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