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1. Column # 155 Shrubs for Fall Foliage Color
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2013)
... in fall.  The entirety of leaves do not turn color in autumn, rather some leaves turn a burnished red intermixed with the green of summer. One of my favorite native plants for this area is Beautyberry ...
2. Column # 153 October Tasks in the Garden
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2013)
... of wildlife in your garden.  These native plants will bloom, seed, and go dormant at the appropriate time for local bees and butterflies, and also for fauna such as birds (including hummingbirds), small ...
3. #142 More Natives for the Smithville/Lost Pines Area of Texas
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2013)
... the entire Central Texas area, and that it might have come a bit slower so soil penetration was more and runoff less.  But I will take it however it comes! I’ll continue to describe some native plants ...
4. #123 Sustainability in Landscape Design
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2012)
... are all necessary. Obviously these should be taken into consideration when planning the landscape. The use of a preponderance of native plants, properly located and planted, will cut down significantly ...
5. #119 Organic Pest and Disease Management cont.2
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2012)
... three fairly local nurseries are (in my opinion) the best stocked with organic materials and native plants. Our little city has been described to me by local resident and Pecan expert Jeff Hancock as ...
6. #94 Care of the Garden in June
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2011)
... still requires some attention this month. The drought remains, and you will need to water any non-native plants deeply at least twice a week unless we have a rain event.  Be sure to soak the plants ...
7. #88 Smithville Clinic Garden and Upcoming Garden Tour
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2011)
... to drive by and take a look.  The Vaughan garden is only about 2 years old, but a wonderful and thriving collection of native plants, fruit trees, and vegetables.  The Rossi garden was designed to be ...
8. #80 Native Texas Plants for Winter Interest
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2010)
... from spring to fall, but we are fortunate here to have many plants that are showy even in the dead of winter.  In this column, I’d like to elaborate on a few of our native plants that work well here ...
9. #70 Smitty’s Garden Tour, May 1st 2010
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2010)
... of native plants suitable for the area. Cassie Hager will show her front garden which features flowers and vegetables of interest to children. Annette Anderson has a “homestead” vegetable garden, Inez ...
10. #68 Wildflower Trails in Texas
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2010)
... native plants), including the Fragrance Garden, the Butterfly Garden, and the Wildflower Meadow. For hours and special events go to their website. Another beautiful day trip would be to visit the Wildseed ...
11. #63 Designing a Rain Garden
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2010)
... choosing plants for the garden. Native plants work best, as they are adapted to extremes of drought and heavy rainfall. They also don’t require fertilizer and pesticides, which would negatively affect ...
12. #7 Fitting the Program to Your Site: Designing flow through spaces
(Published Articles/Smithville Times 2006)
... fine arts background shows in the design of the garden. He has been introducing a range of rare, native plants from Mexico to the American landscape, and they are marketed by the adjacent establishment, ...
13. Native Texas Plants
(Uncategorised Content)
Introduction to Using Natives in Landscape Design There has been a big shift in interest from using imported and hybrid plant varieties to using native plants over the last few years.  Perhaps ...
This 1923 Colonial Revival Bungalow had a number of large old plants that had been in place for years. Among them were a beautiful dogwood, two matched hydrangeas bordering the steps, jasmine and roses ...
This large (2 acre) garden was located on the edge of the Pebble Beach Golf Course in coastal central California. Former owners had created a putting green on the acre across the driveway from the house. ...
... from the Middle and Far East, were hybridized with native plants of Europe and America. Further hybridization, often with selection based on the qualities of size and bright coloration, has frequently ...
MEDIEVAL PERIOD Damask and Musk Roses Wallflowers Vegetables and Herbs Grapes and other Fruit Dianthus Boxwood Bay Laurel Buttercups Daisies top   COLONIAL PERIOD Fruit Trees and Shrubs Ivy ...
... Red Cedar and Yaupon Holly is allowing the Pines, Post Oaks, Hickories, and understory trees and shrubs to survive during years of drought. Through this work she has learned much about native plants and ...
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