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Transformation of the house exterior is complete!

It is hard to believe this day has finally come!  The exterior transformation of our home is complete, and we are ecstatic with the results.  The painters just finished and I immediately got to work sweeping and putting the outside back together tickety-boo.  Besides losing one rosemary plant the garden has survived!!!!  Re-roofing is not …

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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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Hell strip heaven…

This San Antonio hell strip is practical and beautiful.  Simple and sweet! The dragon’s blood sedum (Sedum spurium) will thrive in this spot. And this blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) will laugh at the reflected heat from the street. These are great choices for a Texas hell strip!  I would recommend several specimens of pink muhly grass …

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Xericstyle makeover – “Palladini Paradise”

When I was asked to XERICSTYLE a friends’ garden I was so excited!  Is there anything more thrilling than transforming something?  The garden bones were incredible to start, but unfortunately, everything was over-mulched, dying, struggling, or dead.  We cleared the gardens to start with a blank slate, although most of the plants were saved and …

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A hell-strip that can take the heat!

I have been noticing a lot of beautiful hell-strip plantings around San Antonio lately, and lucky for me, my friends are one of them and allowed me to take pictures today.  Thank you to Daniel and Jennifer. These red yuccas (Hesperaloe parviflora) will laugh at the Texas heat, reflected from the pavement at that, and …

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Pot O’ Mint

Currently, my pot o’ mint is my favorite thing in the garden!  Not only does it look pretty neat, it is delicious.  We enjoy iced mint tea, and we love to eat a leaf here and there for upset tummies.  I like keeping my mint in a pot so it does not take over this …

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Direct Composting – Xericstyle…

It becomes more and more apparent to me when I am talking with friends about composting that they are not faithful in doing it because it is “hard”…it “attracts flies”…and the list goes on.  I have been direct composting for a couple of years now, and it is certainly xericstyle’s preferred method.  I find it …

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Texas wildflowers are going strong!

The reds sure do look gorgeous out there… …and the poppies have also started to join in the fun… …but for me…the sunflower always steals the show – my favorite!  So happy and surprised that they are starting to bloom already.  This is my first one of the season. There is beauty all around…and I …

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