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Yucca arrives on my doorstep…

What is going on?!  Mother Earth is raining down plant goodness on me, and I could not be more grateful.  Look what arrived today…what is a girl to do?!  Plant baby, plant!!!!!! This yucca is such a great size and I have just the place waiting for this little darlin’!  I have seen a few …

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Nothing says I love you like…OPUNTIA!

You have to love it when your friends know you so well, that they are on vacation and they come back with a 5 gallon bucket full of cactus for you.  I literally jumped up and down with excitement. How cool is that?!  Can’t wait to look inside……until…OUCH!I got smarter! Ah ha…I think I found …

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Pecan trees are loaded…

Wowzers!  It is going to be a great pecan year this year folks!  Our pecan trees (maybe all pecans for all I know) tend to have a really productive year, then a not so productive year, then a productive year.  Last year was terrible, but then again we had the hottest summer in Texas history, …

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Coffee-can birdhouse has eggs!

My family and I made this modern and cool coffee can birdhouse  out of remnants of siding we had left over from repairing our home.  We also made several as gifts and it turns out the birds like them!  Ours has a little nest and 4 little eggs inside!!!! This was an easy project and they …

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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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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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Front Garden is 7 months old

My screen saver slide show displayed this picture today…and I realized, when we think we have so much to do in the garden and we are so far from attaining our goals, sometimes we need to look back and remember where we started… BEFORE: Baby front garden in December 2011 AFTER: End of June 2012 …

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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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Mellow Yellow and Sea Anenome Artichoke

I can’t decide what I love more about my yellow yarrow plant…the striking silver fern-like foliage or the funky flowers.  This plant is incredible!  Yarrow is a must have in your xeric garden. I decided to let a couple of artichokes flower instead of harvesting them to eat.  How pretty is this flower – it …

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Property Border PART 2

First, thanks to Brian and family in Boerne, Texas for all my LOVELY rocks…I plan to keep visiting and taking every rock off their property and bringing it to mine until they ask me to stop! My poor little 32 year old 240D – I got a few looks with my back end almost touching …

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