Hobby Greenhouse

INTRODUCTION Although Central Texas lies in an area known to be relatively warm year round, tropical plants intolerant of freezing or near freezing temperatures require winter protection from the various cold fronts that sweep through and drop temperatures below or near freezing for short periods of time. In order to ensure healthy continuation of growth

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Home Landscaping Basics

This page will try to help you think through the process of planning and constructing a home landscape assuming you are willing to do the actual construction of the landscape yourself. It all begins with “paper and pencil”, not plants! You don’t need special landscaping software to draw a design. The front yard landscape design

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Container Gardening

One of the trends in gardening and landscaping today is the increasing use of decorative containers. Any object that holds soil in which a plant can be grown is fair game. The benefits of container gardening is offset with challenges as well. This page discusses this aspect of outdoor ornamantal gardening. Benefits and Advangtages Disadvantages

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Plants and Trees to Avoid

We see many articles and resources about best and recommended plants to grow in our region, with emphasis on native and adaptive plants well suited to our climate and environment. However, there is a flip side to that coin – plants to avoid for various and very good reasons. First of all, we should avoid

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Why you should consider a xeriphytic landscape

Xeriscaping means using native and adaptive plants that can grow and sustain themselves with low water requirements and tolerate heat and drought conditions. This does not translate to the use of cacti and thorny succulents but includes ornamental grasses, adaptive perennials, and any plant that can grow well on it’s own in stressful environmental conditions

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