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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


we are still in the drought here in central texas
we did have some rain recently that helped
it greened things up well and caused some of the fall perennials
to bloom

it looks like i lost a lot of plants this fall from the drought
as i was not able to water things since we were short
on rainwater

i just let nature take its course
here is what survived without supplemental watering in the
worst drought in this area in years
and the hottest summer on record here

salvia greggii (autumn sage)
black foot daisy
4 nerve daisy
american beautyberry
shrimp plant
turks cap
trumpet vine
passion vine
cedar sage
four oclock
mexican oregano
jerusalem sage
elbow bush
pride of barbados
lady banksia rose
esperanza (yellow bells)
engelmann daisy
chile pequin
cast iron plant
texas sage
native grape
flame acanthus
youpon holly
butterfly bush
cat mint
texas persimmon
texas plum
anachacho orchid tree
mountain laurel
possumhaw holly
mexican buckeye
crepe myrtle
burr oak
cedar elm
native grasses

this fall color is provided since the rains by the zexmenia, blackfoot
daisy, 4 nerve daisy, salvia greggi, esperanza, turks cap, plumbago
firebush, 4 oclocks, mexican oregano, flame acanthus, butterfly
bush, texas sage, and lantana

this is the true xeriscaped plants
no irrigation
no water from the aquifer, lake or collected rainwater

need to use more of these in your landscape as water becomes
in such scarce supply around here

now plant buffalo grass, blue gramma, curley mesquite as your yard
and you will never have to water again

its not that hard to do
we just have to think different about our landscapes
those landscapes you have now may die without water as the
restrictions around here on irrigation gets stricter

these plants wont die
they dont need irrigation once established
they belong here and have been in the landscapes here for
hundreds of years without supplemental care

rethink your landscapes
fall is a good time to redo them

the organicgreen doctor

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