The plant guide contains earthwise plant choices for Austin area gardens including: Beautiful native and adapted plants ideal for Central Texas Pictures for easy to find/identify drought-tolerant plants Useful plant info (including height, spread, water needs, wildlife friendliness, maintenance info and more). Download your free copy of the latest Grow Green Central Texas Plant Guide at this link. In addition, you can search the Grow Green online plant database at this link.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to make a lasting impression, make and gift one of these unique succulent plants. Once you have the supplies, these “succulent hangers” are surprisingly simple to create. The end result is a one-of-a-kind handmade plant that will surely delight both you and the lucky recipient. Tips: The material quantities below are approximations; what you use will vary based on the size of your plants and the number of succulent planters you’re maki
This time of year when the Hatch Chili Peppers make their bountiful cameo appearance, we get weak in the knees for all things hatch. Just perusing almost 100 recipes at Central Market’s website made us break an indoor sweat for this sensationally, seasonal pepper. With hatches in hand we decided to incorporate these delightfully, smokey-tasting peppers into our interpretation of gourmet Mac n’ Cheese. This dish will take more time than it does to whip-up Mac from a box, but w
We’re thrilled to welcome Austin’s second Trader Joe’s location at the Arboretum on June 20th, 2014. Thrilled is actually a bit of an understatement as we’ve already checked-in on Foursquare. The new location will open in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space. Trader Joe’s Austin Arboretum
9722 Great Hills Trail
Austin, TX 78759
Trading Hours: 8AM-9PM Daily The Grand Opening is at 8am so you’ll want to get their early if you like live music. We’ll be there in full f
Party On Never underestimate the power of creativity! This DIY project is for how to make your very own “cascarones,” or confetti eggs. Cascarones are eggs that are emptied, filled with colorful confetti (or small objects) then commonly cracked on an unsuspecting person’s head in celebration of many things both big and small. Learn more on wiki here. My family typically made our cascarones by hand-dying the eggs usually around the Easter holiday. This year, let’s look at this
Outdoor Home Living I have to say our team at Home Style Austin HQ was pretty much blown away when we saw these amazing tents! Conceived as a treehouse that you can take with you anywhere, the tree tent hammock combines the versatility of a hammock with the security of a tent. “Because the world is not flat,” the makers of the tent say. In addition to taking your spirits to a new level, the folks at Tentsile plant 3 trees for every tent you or I buy which I think is an awesom
Thinking about selling your Austin-area home? You’ll want to be well-informed so you can answer the question – “What’s my home worth?” Because of the dynamic Austin real estate market, it’s helpful to get the insight and advice of a Realtor. A good Realtor will explain the process they undertake when making the critical decision for what to price your home and when best to place it on the market. The Facts Sellers and buyers are often at odds with one another; sellers natural
Red Bud Isle Park is about 13 acres in size and is one of Austin’s 12 great off leash dog parks. As a proud parent of two outdoor-loving Labs, I knew I had to take them for a great day in the sun. I scored major points from my dogs and we are already planning our return adventures. The park features: A large off leash play area perfect for fetching toys or the sun’s rays Free park entry. Note: the parking lot can sometimes be a bit tricky to score a parking space Benches perf
Question 1: Joe, Do I file for my homestead exemption every year?
My Answer: No, but you do need to file the exemption between January 1 and April 30th of the year after your home purchase (e.g. if you purchased your home in the summer of 2015 you would be filing your homestead in the spring of 2016). In addition, once you receive a homestead exemption you don’t have to apply again unless the chief appraiser asks you to apply again or unless your qualifications change. If yo
One of the great things about living in Central Texas is that we’re never too far away from nature’s influence. My family and I live in Northwest Austin near Lake Travis which means easy access to abundant hills and wildlife. So during the recent holiday break we went for many relaxing walks with friends and family alike – each trip pushing deeper into the nearby woods surrounding our neighborhood near Canyon Creek. What my adventures taught me is to make the most of Austin’s
A Hunting We Will Go 10 years after hearing about the great Trader Joe’s, “foodie fate” determined that I would finally visit Austin’s first Trader Joe’s. Thankfully my neighbors encouraged me to ride share to visit Austin’s first Trader Joe’s on Grand Opening Day. Was I crazy enough to tackle the grand opening craze and the much welcomed – although super messy – rain all in one morning? You betcha! What’s In Store We arrived shortly after 10AM. The band was packing up and th