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Barton Springs Nursery

3601 Bee Cave Road  I  Austin, Texas 78746

Blog posts July 2016

Welcome Home

For those few native Texans still left here in Austin ;)

Pale Pavonia

Pavonia hastata goes by the common name pale pavonia and is a tough little deciduous 4 foot shrub that has these attractive pale pink to white blooms set off with a red eye in the center. It's kin to our native rock rose and is drought tolerant and low maintenance, thriving in a variety of soil type…

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Tobacco Hornworms and Braconid Wasps

This Tobacco Hornworm has been colonized by one of it's natural predators, the Braconid Wasp. If you find a Caterpillar in this state, please don't kill it. It is still being used as a food source of the larva of this beneficial, non-stinging (for people anyway) wasp. The white little protrusions on…

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Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry

Patio gardeners will love this. I've been researching a sun loving easy to grow plant that thrives in containers and produces continually, providing season long cereal toppers or jam fodder. It's the Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry I'm talking about. What a gem, being self fertile and seedless, it's frui…

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Wild Sunflower

This wild sunflower comes up in my garden every year and astonishes me with it's toughness,disease resistance and drought hardiness. It blooms prolifically from June to October and is an absolute magnet for wildlife. On a recent hot sunny afternoon I stood still and just watched as a hummingbird dip…

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Shrimp Plant

Red, yellow, orange and fruit cocktail are all colors available for one of my favorite family of plants. The shrimp plants! These hummingbird and butterfly attracting, shade loving, low water using, repeat blooming gems are one of our underutilized landscape standouts. There are a number of related …

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4th of July - We are Open!

It's the 4th of July and YES! We are open!

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