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I love when catalogs offer design ideas for using their plants. The fact that they have the Ogdens on board designing an inferno strip garden is very cool. I will be sure to check out their lawn alternatives to see which ones are appropriate for Austin.

Tara Dillard

Been doing TARA TURF for over a decade.

A mix of what the wind blows in & what you want to add/keep: moss, clover, bulbs, English daisy, annual blue ageratum, talinum, & etc.

Don't have to buy anything if you don't want to, or you can keep it CHEAP with a few packets of seed.

Fragrance & pollinators. Up to 75% less mowing. No wildflower meadow issues, EASIER.

TARA TURF was discovered in gardens across Europe. Great for meadows & formal gardens.

Formal gardens? It's all in mowing heights.

Alas, home owner associations with DEED RESTRICTIONS affect millions of gardeners. It's ILLEGAL for them to have TARA TURF or the meadows you're trying to sell.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Vincent Vizachero

I, too, have been digging (figuratively) the new catalog for the past few weeks. I love the folks at HCG, and I think they run a great business.

I do think, though, that they seem to be playing a bit loose with the "native" label in some cases. They use a broader definition than I think most gardeners do. Just FYI.

Ava Salman

The gang at High Country Gardens is so excited to see this post. For decades we have been talking about "less is more" as far as gardening is concerned. Now we have this great organization to work with! BTW-over 200K catalogs will be asking gardener's to rethink their lawns and get answers how-to from Lawnreform.org.

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