The Natural Gardener

Location: Austin, TX
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Here's a nursery that is so much more than just a nursery. John Dromgoole's Natural Gardener is chock-full of gorgeous plants, but it's also a place to learn every caveat of organic gardening in Texas. Take a look--there's plenty to see... What makes this nursery stand out is its various landscaped areas that demonstrate various types of gardening for the central Texas area.
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A butterfly garden offers a beautiful habitat for even more beautiful creatures, and The Natural Gardener has everything one needs to create a backyard butterfly oasis.
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Then, turn to the organic vegetable garden, where The Natural Gardener's own special live compost brew is put to good work. Here in the vegetable garden, walk away with countless ideas on how to make sure your garden produces--from tomato stakes to netting that wards off grasshoppers, there's an answer for every gardening how-to. And here's the brewhouse, where that compost tea is fermented...
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With the Texas heat, of course, drought-resistant plants and xeriscaping are at the forefront of sustainable landscaping. Turn to the xeriscape garden for inspiration and tips.

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Of course, it's easy to get lost in all this hip organic Austin charm--so if you're in the area, be sure to stop in to learn from the best!

Images from The Natural Gardener.

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