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Superbena Imperial Blue quenches thirst for this treasured color

In this large hanging basket Superbena Imperial Blue verbena is combined with Boldly Coral geranium and Supertunia Vista Jazzberry petunia also debuting in 2022.

Superbena Imperial Blue quenches thirst for this treasured color

The treasure Pipevine Swallowtail is seen feeding on the Superbena Imperial Blue verbena.

Superbena Imperial Blue quenches thirst for this treasured color

In this horse trough container designed by James Winter Superbena Imperial Blue verbena is combined with Superbena Whiteout verbena, Supertunia Bordeaux petunia, Luscious Bananarama lantana and Suncredible Saturn bush sunflower.

Superbena Imperial Blue quenches thirst for this treasured color

Superbena Imperial Blue verbena also attracts the Ruby-throated hummingbird. Photos by Norman Winter

Superbena Imperial Blue quenches thirst for this treasured color

No color stirs the passion in serious gardeners like blue. Sure, we like orange, yellow, red and pink but blue is the must-have color for mixed containers and baskets. It is like having sapphires in our pocket plantings by the front entrance to the home. It is for this reason The Garden Guy was eager to put Superbena Imperial Blue verbena to the test.

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Tickets on sale for Broadway In Austin’s Hamilton

Austin Scott and Noah Christopher in the national tour of Hamilton. Photo by Joan Marcus

Tickets on sale for Broadway In Austin’s Hamilton

Bryson Bruce and company in the national tour of Hamilton. Photo by Joan Marcus

Tickets on sale for Broadway In Austin’s Hamilton

Texas Performing Arts has announced that single tickets for Hamilton at Bass Concert Hall will go on sale to the public Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. for December 7 – 19 performances at BroadwayinAustin.com or texasperformingarts.org.

Yard of the Month

Newly renovated Bailey house and yard on Brown Street combines old and new landscaping.

Yard of the Month

New curved walkway leads to front entrance, flanked with yellow lantana and potted petunias. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

Barrels of ceanothus mark brick walkway to back yard beside newly planted red yucca and decorative grass.

Yard of the Month

Natural stones edge “island beds” of native plants and focus attention on natural diversity. Photos by Sharon Lockett

Yard of the Month

In Central Texas, a lowmaintenance landscape often includes only trees and grass, plus a few evergreen “foundation plants.” But adding just a few adapted plantings to the mix can turn an uninspired front yard into a garden of interest. This transformation happened at a newly-renovated house on Brown Street (corner of Clara Street), now owned by Buddy and Cindy Bailey. They purchased a San Marcos house, built in 1970, from the son of its original owner Dr. Richard Henderson, for years a beloved professor at Texas State University. The yard is partially shaded by numerous oak trees, and ground cover is a mix of grass and native horse herb.

Going with the Grain

Homemade, nut-free granola makes for a perfect snack during lunch or a healthy breakfast alternative. Photo by Metro Creative

Going with the Grain

School is in session and that means busy families may be in need of a few meal solutions that fit into their schedules — particularly items to grab on the way to school or work. Granola bars often fit the bill as nutritious options in portable packages. While store-bought granola bars are convenient, they tend to be made with nuts or oats, which are not ideal for those with food allergies or intolerances.

The Journey Continues

The Journey Continues: Labor Day

This week starts with a Monday holiday — Labor Day. I am moved by all the hard work ongoing in San Marcos. As I watch new construction of homes and apartments, see critical road work on Interstate 35 and enjoy the fruits of laborers in restaurants, I see that some things never change… It is hard work and getting tired that keeps America's economy strong.

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Above, Milagro's Hill Country Tex Mex's 'chili relleno' — a roasted poblano stuffed with chicken, smoked corn, pico de gallo and mixed cheese then fried and topped with tomatillo cream sauce served with rice and beans. Below, Milagro's lunch special No. 1: cheese enchilada topped with Milagro’s carne sauce, one crispy beef taco served with rice and beans. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter & Nick Castillo

Foodie Friday: Milagro's Hill Country Tex Mex

Headed toward Wimberley and looking for good Tex Mex? Then Milagro's Hill Country Tex Mex is the spot for you. 

This Wimberley eatery dishes out great Tex Mex at a reasonable price. 

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