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3601 Bee Cave Road  I  Austin, Texas 78746

Blog posts January 2016

Pawpaw

January 28, 2016

Cultivated by Native Americans, favored by George Washington and grown at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson, the pawpaw is our largest indigenous edible fruit. Native to the eastern and southern US, including Texas, this surprising member of the Magnolia family is undergoing a groundswell of popularity…

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Alstroemerias

January 20, 2016

I first encountered alstroemerias in a floral arrangement class I took years ago, where I learned that they are an excellent flower for bouquets due to their longevity and the fact that they resemble a miniature lily, which is where the common name 'Peruvian lily' comes from. However in warmer clima…

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Hardy Succulents

January 12, 2016

These hardy succulents are looking fabulous during the winter when most things have gone dormant. They're an interesting alternative for sprucing up those pots around the entranceway or patio that are looking a touch haggard. They won't freeze and actually show more color the cooler the temperatures…

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