Xericstyle

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Category Archives: Must Have List

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 …

Continue reading

Gomphrena groundcover = truffula tree forest!

This year I decided to use Gomphrena ‘fireworks’ as a groundcover in my front garden.  Here we are into August with triple digit temperatures daily, and it is not slowing down whatsoever.  I have not watered it since I planted it in June (which I was afraid was too late in the season).  I needed …

Continue reading

Mass Muhly Madness…

Time for a purply pink cotton candy party!  I have a long way to go in the front garden, and I am nowhere near complete, but my gulf muhly grasses are the icing on the cake.  I love how they dance and catch the light.  This native grass ROCKS!  I mass planted them and believe …

Continue reading

The Purple Corner

If you garden in Central Texas (or zones 8-10) and you don’t have Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha), you need some!I call this “the purple corner” of my garden.  When the Mexican Bush Sage blooms in the spring and the fall here in San Antonio, they put on an incredible show.  Here I planted three …

Continue reading

Mellow Yellow and Sea Anenome Artichoke

I can’t decide what I love more about my yellow yarrow plant…the striking silver fern-like foliage or the funky flowers.  This plant is incredible!  Yarrow is a must have in your xeric garden. I decided to let a couple of artichokes flower instead of harvesting them to eat.  How pretty is this flower – it …

Continue reading

Oh Angelina! Sedum rupestre

I am in love with this stonecrop!  Angelina sedum has been an incredible addition to my garden.  I am using it as a living mulch in one of my beds and it is doing a great job at keeping the weeds out, the soil protected, and all the while looking just gorgeous!  I am a …

Continue reading

Period Modern

Mid-century Modern Furniture and Art in San Antonio, Texas

my florida meadow

hello wildflowers, goodbye lawn

Under the Pecan Leaves

Walk in beauty outside and you walk in beauty inside

Hill Country Hick

writing from central Texas about gardening, cooking, hunting and travel

Central Texas Gardener

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

T h e | D e e p | M i d d l e

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

It's A Dry Heat

outdoor living: my high desert town + beyond

Growing Optimism

A novice gardner dives in.....during the central Texas drought.

Fairegarden

Gardening in East Tennessee

Plano Prairie Garden

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Cactus Buzz

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Rambling Wren

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Rhone Street Gardens

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

danger garden

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Rock-Oak-Deer

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Digging

Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

thedesertedge

Just another WordPress.com site

Two Barn Farm

Sustainable Farming, Permaculture, Gardening and Homesteading in Ohio