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Cal Burns
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Geoff, being in central Texas we have scorching sun and drought conditions. For my urban landscape, I've been putting in hugel beds where I can, collecting rainwater, have wicking beds, plans for some swales, and take advantage of shade where I can.
One thing I've been doing is collecting water from my air conditioner next to my house in plastic tubs that water plants next to them. The only thing I have to be careful of and not to block the drip in any way. Have it drip on a sloped rock that directs to plants next to it.
Have thriving fig and mandarin container plants that are alive due to the water from. I'm looking at putting in a small bed of perennial herbs in the ground next to my air conditioner and enclosed by rocks to provide some shade.
 
Neal Spackman
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Cal did you have a question in there? I'm running air conditioner drips into a wicking bed to prevent evaporation amap.
 
Brenda Groth
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that is a great idea, a lot of people might not think of directing air conditioning water to save a thirsty plant outside..a good reminder
 
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