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My garden through Pam Penick’s, eyes…

I feel so lucky to be blessed with mentors in my life. One of my mentors, Pam Penick, came to my garden last week with a group of amazing garden bloggers from Austin (Diana, Lori, Cat, and Jenny), and locals Melody and her lovely GVST crew. IT – WAS – SUR – REAL. BUT…back to …

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Wide Shot – October 2014

You will see from the photos we got some rain the last two weeks…not a ton…but enough. This living fence got ZERO water from me this year. ZERO. I treat my little ollie bushes just like my Texas sage. PURPLE’LICIOUS! Please excuse my smaller pictures – WordPress updated on my machine, and I need to …

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Wide shot – September 2014

It has been very dry this summer in San Antonio, and my garden certainly reflects that. Especially my gulf muhly grasses (Muhlenbergia capillaris) that need more water then I ever give anything…I see a change coming… Although, everything is hanging in there (mostly), waiting on the fall rains to start. I “keep it real” with …

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Further investigation…

Lots of rot..and evidence of an insect…weird white webs????

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My Texas mountain laurel is broken :(

I just came home to 1/4 of my beloved Texas mountain laurel snapped off! So sad…. Has this ever happened to anyone? I have no idea what happened :(

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A love note to my Texas friends…

A breath of fresh air from the Chicago Botanic Garden… Man it has been a long time since this BC girl has been in a birch forest… Fresh…. Love you!

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Island of everlasting happiness…

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Wide shot – June 2014

Please join me in posting a wide shot of your garden the first of every month, or anytime you get to it in the month.  It is my hope, that this exercise will assist us all both in the appreciation of our gardens as they grow and change, and in growing and learning ourselves to …

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Native Uvalde, Texas barrel cactus

Vibrant! …tough and beautiful… A lovely gift from a lovely friend (who dug it up) !

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My favorite combo this spring…

The star of the show is my Blue Beaked Yucca (Yucca rigida), foxtail ferns on the sides (Asparagus densiflorus var. meyeri) , a wavy sea of blue spruce sedum living mulch (sedum reflexum ‘blue spruce’) and in front a sprinkle of Texas native snake herb (Dyschoriste linearis)  ground cover around stepping stones.

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