About Betty Saenz

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Website: http://www.bettysellsaustin.com/
Betty has written 67 articles so far, you can find them below.

Texas Water: Now and Then

           This is the water storage unit from the Fredericksburg Texas Pioneer Museum. Click HERE to visit their website! While this specific example is outdated, this is a great example of how historic building concepts set the precedent for green water collection systems that we now use! Below is a more […] Continue reading →

False Purple Thistle

 Eryngium leavenworthii : Also called Leavenworth’s Eryngo, Eryngo, False Purple Thistle This one is my icon on Naturalist. I love them, like little purple pineapples. They are very prickly but very drought tolerant. There used to be tons of them where the new St. David’s Emergency Room is in Leander. They wiped out a big […] Continue reading →

Native Texas Milkweeds

 Milkweed – when aphids are a good thing!   Here are some other native Texas milkweeds: Asclepias incarnata – also called Swamp Milkweed   I have mentioned this in my blog before, but just bought another to put in the pond in a pot next to the Buttonbush. This one has beautiful pink blooms Asclepias […] Continue reading →

Vegan Vegetarian Food in Austin

 The Austin Texas area is a great place to live if you like a healthy lifestyle! There is plenty of nature to enjoy as well as restaurants and markets that carry Vegan and Vegetarian options. One of my long time favorites : Casa de Luz 1701 Toomey Rd Austin, TX 78704 (512) 476-2535 This is […] Continue reading →

Why have native plants?

 So you can have friends like these! Texas is losing habitat very, very quickly! We all know about the homeless pet population. What about homeless wildlife? Their homes are being scraped away every day. How would you feel if you were asleep in bed one night and a bulldozer came and scraped your and your kids and […] Continue reading →