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Category Archives: Planter ideas

Striking planters add living art to the front patio…

During recent heavy rains here in San Antonio I was itching to plant and get dirty but it was too wet out there.  So I decided to focus on containers to fill the need.“Rita”, my Opuntia Santa-Rita ‘Tubac’, looks like a purple goddess when paired with purple heart (Tradescantia pallida) – I can hardly wait …

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Marble mulch…oh yeah!!!

Got a bag of old marbles kickin’ around? How fun is this?  I did another planter too and put a few in my sedum mini planter…it is raining marbles around here!  I love the colors…funky!  “Everything I do is gonna be funky from now on.”

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New gate adds color balance and modern flair…

I just finished staining the new gate and hopped right to this post.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  We needed a little more of the orange’ish stain color on this side of the house to balance things out a little.  We also wanted to stick with modern lines. Sorry the picture …

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Bringing the outside in…

Oh yeah baby! Love it!  I mean, how can you not love Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’ – it is so striking, yet cute and soft!  And the shadows it creates are so neat…makes interior (and exterior walls for that matter) dance. During these hot sweltering Texas summer days it surely is nice to bring the outside in …

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Little xericstyle strawberry planters…

Because of an intense need to plant and get dirty, and triple digit temperatures here in San Antonio, more planters were born this weekend.  It is too hot to plant anything else right now. PHEW! One of these is a gift for a dinner party tonight, and the others are MINE! This planter was the …

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More little xericstyle planters…

I had a lot of fun this morning – let me show you my latest… This color knocks my socks off.  I first saw an Aloe dorotheae on danger garden,  and knew I had to have one.  Imagine how surprised I was when I went to the nursery for something else yesterday, a yucca jabbed through my …

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Industrial chic bird bath by xericstyle…

I have been focusing these days on making my garden/homestead more attractive to animal friends, and in Texas this time of year, that mostly means providing a clean water source.  The bird baths and butterfly splashes I have had my eye on are approximately $40 to $60 – so….I decided to make my own!   …

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Garden Warriors

The heat is now fully cranked here in San Antonio, over 100 degrees most every day!  Although xericstyle is sweating, xericstyle’s garden is NOT.   Here are a few pictures of the garden filling in for summer. I really love this mailbox planting, AND I catch the mail lady touching the soft blooms often too! …

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Centerpiece

Sometimes it is the simple things that are simply the BEST!  My neighbor, Jennifer, made this for me.  She is a “Jane of all trades” –  I just love it.  I can see these used on wedding reception tables for an outdoor wedding, among many other places.  I love mine outside with wildflowers, it makes …

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AHHHHhhh so much better….

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