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Texas tough hell strip

While at the Battle of the Flowers parade in San Antonio yesterday for FIESTA 2012 (amazing),  I could not help but notice this tough hell strip. It is under a highway overpass, surrounded by pavement, and highly unlikely it ever gets any irrigation besides natural rainfall.  How tough is this hell strip!!!???  And how beautiful!!!??? …

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Hell strip heaven…

This San Antonio hell strip is practical and beautiful.  Simple and sweet! The dragon’s blood sedum (Sedum spurium) will thrive in this spot. And this blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) will laugh at the reflected heat from the street. These are great choices for a Texas hell strip!  I would recommend several specimens of pink muhly grass …

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A hell-strip that can take the heat!

I have been noticing a lot of beautiful hell-strip plantings around San Antonio lately, and lucky for me, my friends are one of them and allowed me to take pictures today.  Thank you to Daniel and Jennifer. These red yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora) will laugh at the Texas heat, reflected from the pavement at that, and …

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