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Need privacy?

I love this ultra private front yard garden!  Car lights at night on this dead end street don’t bother these folks. And talk about color! Who says a xeric garden can’t look full and lush?!?!  Judging by their plant selection of primarily natives, I bet these home owners never water. I hope you are inspired:). …

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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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Backyard beds are starting to look like something…

We have the beginning of a back garden y’all!  Thanks to the recent rains things are really filling in nicely.  Lets take look at a few key beds…This is what I see now as I walk out of the sliding glass doors onto the covered patio.  The herb bed is floating in the middle of …

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‘Bubba’ blooms…

My two Texas native desert willow trees (Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’) are blooming for the first time since planting them in the front garden last fall.  I am in love… I love the wispy foliage, I love the dark bark, I love the vibrant flowers, I love it all.

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New fire pit hang-out converts useless space to a fun and functional area…

Hey y’all, I am so excited to start showing you our new Texas-style xericstyled backyard taking shape!  Our backyard was BORING…nothing to it…stark…HOT…no bones…no garden beds…no defined entertaining aeas…no garden rooms…no functionality!!!!!  That has changed a whole lot in a relatively short period of time thanks to hiring an installer with a crew to haul …

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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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Garden stroll…

It has been a while since I have looked at my garden…I mean really looked at it and soaked it all in.  Today was the day to take a break from our Canadian company and bond with my garden again…I missed it!My creeping germander (Teucrium crossonii) is still flowering ….despite all the c-c-c-COLD nights!  The …

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Bees and Butterflies

Right now my front garden is swarming with bees and butterflies.  This puts such a big smile on my face – to see my kids enjoying it ….and to feel like thanks to my garden, my yard is ALIVE again.  It used to be hot and sterile…no life here, nothing for these beautiful creatures to …

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Lucky Lesson Learned…

I mass planted upright rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy‘) around the perimeter of the front of the house almost a year ago for its unruly look as opposed to traditional foundation plantings, as well as to repel cats at night.  It has fulfilled both of those purposes nicely.  I chose the ‘Hill Hardy’ cultivar, also …

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Bye Bye Butterfly Bush…and HELLO….

This plant, Lo & Behold® ‘Purple Haze’ – Butterfly Bush, drove me nuts.  I found this dwarf variety to be leggy and so I pruned it…then it did this.  I thought I would give it a whirl in my purple front garden, but as far as I am concerned, I let it hold this place …

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