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MACHO MONSTER OPUNTIA!

Remember my Opuntia engelmannii var subarmata Opuntia X ‘Old Mexico’?  (Thanks for the ID David!)I started it from one pad and it quickly grew in the pot until I planted it in the ground August 23, 2012.Here is the same little guy going through a growth spurt just 13 days later!And now look at this …

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HOT fall color and combos…

Nothing is better than October in Central Texas!!!!!! I love the way my Texas native cholla cactus anchors the hot color of the Autumn sage (salvia greggii ‘Purple’) and Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) swaying in the fall breeze.In the same way, this agave provides weight and structure to this area of the bed. My current ALL TIME …

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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 …

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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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Future garden giants are happy

I got cuttings from a spineless prickly pear cactus I have drooled over for years, let them heal, potted them up….and it worked!  They have all sprouted multiple pads and today one bloomed! Thank you so much to Shirley at Rock-Oak-Deer for her amazingly detailed propagating barrel cactus pups post that I adapted.  I am so excited today; …

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$$ Big plants or little plants…this is the question on my mind today…$$

A nice little before and after picture on this rainy San Antonio day… BEFORE: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’ on January 11th when I planted them – got the plants for $1 AFTER: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’ on May 7th – 4 months later.  They are very healthy and pretty large for spring. You know, sometimes it is nice to buy big …

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