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Mass planted pink muhly softens…everything!

…a garden bed to make it move and flow……cacti to complement the structure……paths and hardscape to make them more welcoming……and it grabs the light and somehow softens that too! Got pink muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)?  How do you use yours?

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Wide Shot – September 2013

I hope you will join me in posting a wide shot of your garden on the first of every month.  Please leave your link in your comment, and please do link back to me in your post to share the love.

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Rock-Oak-Deer = xeric-woodland-meadow!

I was so excited when Shirley, who blogs at Rock-Oak-Deer,  invited me on a tour of her garden this week.  As an avid follower of her blog, it was such a treat to explore her garden “in real life.”Walking to her front door you are greeted by majestic Texas live oaks and surrounded 360 degrees …

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Xericstyle garden survived the rain…

I am pleased and VERY thankful to report that my garden has survived the 10 inches of rain we got in just an evening last week.  I was concerned that a lot of my dry loving plants would have drowned as I have clay soil.  I guess I amended enough, but more than likely, the …

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You are my sunshine…

…my only sunshine…you make me happy…SO HAPPY!  Helllloooo yellow and hello spring in full swing baby!Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa) is blooming and looking happy in my full shade for half the year /full sun for half the year bed from hell.  This plant has been EXTREMELY adaptable – what a gem!  The only negative I …

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Property border project completed and extended…

Remember this project – the one where I set out to define our property line?  It is done!  Well, kind of…but more on that in a minute.I got my hands on endless truck loads of free rocks (feels like endless piles when you are moving them from the ground into a truck) so I jumped …

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Rookie mistake!

Remember my Yucca aloifolia gift that I planted directly to the right of the path by the  front door?  Well…turns out that was not such a great idea.  Nothing says welcome like slicing a visitors calf open on the way to the front door – YIKES! Before:  I really loved the idea of this yucca …

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Color Guard Yucca = spiky sunshine

I wanted a little something to add color and structure to my mass planting of native bamboo muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa) I planted a couple’ish months ago in the side yard. Here is the bamboo muhly then….looking good…but needing a little something… And here it is now intermingling with a mass planting of Yucca filamentosa ‘Color …

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Yucca Rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ are in the ground…

Remember my dream for three Yucca Rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ in the front right bed?I finally got them!  I am so excited….although they are teensy weensy.  I wish I could afford, or even find for that matter, the ‘Sapphire Skies’ cultivar mature or even trunked around here.  I was able to find some larger “regular” Yucca …

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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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