Category Archives: plants

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In the Mellow Early-Evening Light …

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… everything looks different. Here there are more pictures of the Cenizo and the Texas Ebony in our garden, taken in the early evening: Related articles What a Little Rain Can Do (pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com) Mellow yellows for September (rozsmithblog.wordpress.com)

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What a Little Rain Can Do

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Even with the little rain [just 3.17 inches so far this month] some of our shrubs have really exploded. Here’s our Cenizo: For more pictures of and information about Cenizos, click here: Cenizo. As usual, a click on any one … Continue reading

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Spring & Drought

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Even if, because of our yearlong drought, barely anything is blossoming this spring, the cacti – of course, they’re more than well-adapted to this climate of ours – are the exception. Meanwhile they’re in full bloom: Both Mesquite and cacti … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

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Unfortunately I can’t present as nice pictures of blossoming spring flowers as last year as is has been and still is much too dry, but there are just a few blossoms nevertheless: And also it is not an Easter Bunny … Continue reading

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Spring-Cleaning in the Garden

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Yesterday it was, because of the great weather, time to trim trees and cut “weeds” with … the chainsaw. A chainsaw for cutting weeds and trimming trees?! Well, with the trees it was some fairly thickish [some of them more … Continue reading

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Cenizo

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Our Cenizo is blossoming again, and really gorgeously at that: This plant/bush, scientifically known as Leucophyllum frutescens, goes by many different names, such as Purple Sage, Texas Ranger, Texas Barometer Bush, Texas Silverleaf, Texas Rain Sage, Ash-Bush, Wild Lilac  und … Continue reading

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Texas Ebony

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A little more than three years ago we planted this tree/shrub [Texas Ebony aka Ebenopsis Ebano]  … … in our front yardand it has developed really nicely. Of course: as a native of the Chihuahuan Desert and therefore extremely drought-tolerant … Continue reading

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Spring Pictures (1)

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With the warm weather and the good rain earlier this year, spring flowers have really exploded – a few pictures from our property: Related articles Spring Is Here (pitstexasexpatblog.wordpress.com) Texas Bluebonnets (texasgaga.wordpress.com) Texas Insanity is Contagious (danceswithchaos.wordpress.com) 61 Miles of … Continue reading

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It’s Still Winter, …

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… at least according to the calendar, but here in our garden the first blossoms are appearing. Well, actually the temperatures have quite often been more spring-like than winter-like, and Texas Mountain Laurels usually are the first to start blossoming. … Continue reading