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The Brucato's home was chosen for the Spring Lake Garden Club's March Yard of the Month for their attractive and formal landscaping that is engineered to handle central Texas' weather. Their front yard includes both lawn and rock ground cover and a motte of oak trees. Photos courtesy of the Spring Lake Garden Club

Low maintenance formal landscaping

Formal landscaping with sculptured shrubs and clearly defined borders often suggests rigorous maintenance, requiring time and effort. But when establishing their landscape in a new house in 2007, Mike and Diane Brucato decided to choose simplicity as their ally in achieving an attractive front yard which...

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While a frost or freeze advisory may not be a major catastrophe in the garden, it's important to know the difference between a frost and a freeze, and the effects of each on your garden. Freeuse photo

Growth in Gardening:

I write at least six newspaper articles and two magazine articles every month, then there are numerous blog posts, the book projects, and so forth. I am not bragging or complaining really, I consider it a privilege, but I just wanted you to understand that I write lots and lots each month. That means I cover lots...

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The Wimberley Players opened their 2020 season with Sean Grennan's heartwarming family comedy, "The Tin Woman." Photo courtesy of The Wimberley Players

'The Tin Woman'

The Wimberley Players began their 2020 theatre season with Sean Grennan’s “The Tin Woman,” a play about a woman who has, literally and figuratively, lost her heart. 


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