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Flame Acanthus

Want a plant to attract all the hummingbirds in the neighborhood to your garden? Look no further! Flame acanthus is a tough, Texas native perennial with bright green foliage and hot red-orange [...]

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Pride of Barbados es Puro SA

On the hottest days of the year, the drought-hardy Pride of Barbados shrugs off dry weather and offers up fantastic cone-like flowers in orange, red and yellow. It’s mid-July, and the aquifer is [...]

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What are the Year-round Watering Rules?

The hot dry weather generally means the possibility of Stage 1 drought restrictions. For now, we remain in year-round watering rules. The hot dry weather has returned and with it the possibility [...]

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Water with Purpose

All plants need water. But how much and how often varies from plant to plant. Although there are various recommendations floating around out there, we prefer to rely on scientifically [...]

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Plant of the Week: Cape Plumbago

Cape Plumbago – Cool Color for High Heat Landscapes As most gardeners know, there is a season for everything… especially plants. With that in mind our plant of the week section will help us [...]

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Lavender Love

Lavender is a multitasking herb – beautiful in the landscape attracting wildlife and functional in the kitchen when added to food and drinks. I love lavender! It is beautiful in the landscape and [...]

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Natural Bug-Repelling Herbs

San Antonio Water System Project Coordinator Mark Peterson demonstrates how to use common garden herbs as natural bug repellents. Plant rosemary, lavender, lemon balm, citronella and others in [...]

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Herbs: Easy, Drought-tolerant and Tasty!

There are so many things to do with herbs — from adding them to our culinary delights, to making refreshing drinks on hot summer days or using them for medicinal purposes. They’re so easy to grow [...]

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Debug your Summer Fun with Herbs

Before you run out to buy chemical pesticides for your yard, there are a number of herbs that grow well in our area that are also natural insect repellents. Summer is in full swing. This is a [...]

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Hot Colors = Cool Landscape

Turn up the heat in your landscape. Incorporate plants in hot colors to add a little spice to your garden. Heat is probably the last thing you want to think about in the middle of a scorching [...]