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A Texas Cooter sunning in Sink Creek, San Marcos. Photos by Jason Cook

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Log jam: More turtles near Spring Lake.

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Q. What kind of turtles are there in the San Marcos River?

United Heritage Charity Foundation supports Mental Health in Central Texas

NAMI Central Texas receives a $20,000 check from the United Heritage Charity Foundation. Submitted photo

United Heritage Charity Foundation supports Mental Health in Central Texas

The United Heritage Charity Foundation aims to strengthen its relationships with charitable organizations, ensuring that they align towards a specific core area of focus. Every year, the charity foundation gives to organizations that support communities in the Austin and Tyler area.

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories
The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

No matter the area of the landscape, porch, patio and deck, include the color white for its reflective nature. Superbena Whiteout is paired here with Superbena Sparkling Rose, verbena. Photos by Norman Winter

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

Varieties of native Virginia Sweetspire like Little Henry, Scentlandia and this year’s new Fizzy Mizzy not only offer white during the day and night, but also has an incredible fragrance that all will remember.

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

This time of the year landscapes all across the county are showing out with Hydrangea paniculata varieties like Limelight and this new Limelight Prime that offers showy visibility all day and night.

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

In the landscape, hydrangeas rule like royalty varieties of native oakleaf like Gatsby Gal, Gatsby Moon and are always guaranteed to catch your attention even on a moonlit night. Photos by Norman Winter

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

Use white flowers along the edge, border, or pathway to allow its reflective capacities to give definition at night. Here Diamond Snow euphorbia is used along the outside border with red begonias.

The color white & the moonlit garden: Enchanting, magical, and full of memories

Each year, as my color design guru son James orders plants for use at his client’s homes — from those that look like historic cottages to palatial garden estates, those on the waterfront to those considered mountainous — the one color that I can be guaranteed that will be in heavy use is white.

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