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Blooming Right Now: Rosemary (Rosemary officinales)

Rosemary (Rosemary officinales) grows really well here. It can handle the full summer sun, and is deer resistant! It is also drought tolerant and does well in many types of soil. Head over to Not Dabbling in Normal to read … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Texas Bluebonnets (lupinus texensis)

The Texas Bluebonnets (lupinus texensis) are in bloom right now. This beautiful , hardy winter annual is native to Texas and has been adopted as the state flower of Texas. We have had some nice winter rains and so many … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Stemless Evening Primrose (oenothera triloba)

I had quite a time finding the name of this Evening Primrose. The wildflower book I use for my area has a very poor example and I think the foliage is misrepresented or I would have identified it sooner. I … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Palmer’s Sedum (sedum palmeri)

Genus: Sedum Comman name: Palmer’s Sedum (sedum palmeri) The genus Sedum encompasses a diverse group of succulent plants, ranging from diminutive mats to 2-foot shrubby mounds. They are most often grown for their colorful, clean foliage and ease of culture. I … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Poppy (papaveraceae)

The poppy is in the genus papaver and there are over 50 species in that genus. Papaver somniferum have different many different sub-species ranging from the opium poppy to  poppy that we get edible poppy seeds to the common garden … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Eggplant

Cooler evenings and a little rain have made the eggplants in my garden very happy. Now, what will make me happy is when I see them drooping with actually eggplants, ready to pick and grill! I don’t see a lot … Continue reading

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Blooming right now: Texas Sage or Cenizo (leucophyllum frutescens)

Since we had a splash of rain a few weeks ago, there are some beautiful things blooming out there.  It is so amazing what a little rain will do and how happy the plants are. This young Texas Sage self-started … Continue reading

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