Category: Sun Gardening

Dry “River Bed”

Whether your dry riverbed of rocks, stones and/or gravel is for drainage or a meandering path through your garden, plants can add visual interest year round and soften what can be a harsh, hot landscape. To acquire a unified appearance and enhance the “look” of a river or stream, plant “drifts” in odd numbered groups … […]

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Drought Tolerant Plants & Flowers

If Texas has another drought like last year, and you like having flowers and color in your gardens, you might want to brush up on the following list of drought tolerant plants. If you don’t recognize a certain plant, be sure to ask your local garden center or nursery about the plant’s hardiness for your … […]

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Sun Protection

UV INDEX FACTS What could possibly be better than gardening on a beautiful sunny day? Just being able to feel the warmth of the sun and listen to the birds chirp is enough to remind me how wonderful life is. But wait. I forgot to check the “UV Index” before going outside! Being a master … […]

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Sun Loving Planting

Have you ever wandered around a nursery looking at sun-loving plants and wondering where you could plant them? Surely, you say, this garden bed or that garden bed gets full sun. You remember your garden in the early morning or late afternoon and know that light flooded it. How can you realistically determine the actual … […]

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Texas Superstars

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some Texas Superstars. No, not a Texas Ranger or a Dallas Cowboy but a Superstar for your garden or landscape. According to information provided by Texas A&M Agriculture Program web site it is not easy to become a Superstar. Only the toughest, most reliable … […]

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10 Plants for Hot Dry Beds

Want to know what to plant for areas with full sun and dry soil? These plants are lovely all year and require no work if you can give them what they like—-hot, dry, miserable places. Most of these plants even resent sprinklers and several refuse to put up with them at all. Just give them … […]

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