Erin Spencer

Erin Spencer

Customer Concierge

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Posts By Erin

Dec 4

“Don’t throw away your Christmas tree; give it another life by recycling it! City of Austin curbside customers can recycle their trees by leaving them at the curb on their regular collection day. All other residents can drop trees off at Zilker Park.” “The Zilker Drop Off times are on the weekends, from DEC 30-JAN 7. Check

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Dec 4

Every year around Christmas time millions of families huddle up in their minivans and hit the road looking for parking lots, home improvement stores, nurseries, and schools all with one thing on their minds – fir or spruce? Picking out and decorating evergreens has been a winter tradition for centuries. But, have you ever wondered what happens to

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Dec 4

It’s Christmas time, and down here in Texas we do things slightly differently than in other states. That’s why, with a name like “Christmas cactus”, you knew I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to talk about this succulent sweetheart.  1. Watering/Soil. Christmas cactus, or Schlumbergera bridgessii, needs moist soil to grow, but not soaking. Too much and the plant will

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Nov 6

All too often designers need to be reminded not to focus on form over function. However, in order to truly have complete functionality within a space one must think creatively otherwise it would be impossible to achieve. When we were given this project back in February we knew it was going to be a challenge. Before,

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Nov 6

With the weather finally starting to cool down and the holiday spirit starting to ramp up, you’re probably planning on preparing a lot of holiday meals this coming winter and fall. And what would a holiday meal be, of course, without some fresh herbs! Herbs not only taste good, they look good, and can be a beautiful part of any landscape. Especially, when

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Oct 2

Before the 1980’s not much was known about the virus we refer to as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or the terminal illness it would develop into, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today, however, kids learn about HIV/AIDS as early as elementary school, and thanks to advances in medicine it has since been downgraded from a “terminal illness” to a “manageable chronic disease.” Unfortunately, the symptoms of HIV/AIDS can actually make it difficult for people to receive the treatment they need. Mainly, increasing difficulty in finding and keeping a job. Without a steady income people can struggle to pay for housing, food, clothes, and toiletries. Under those conditions, even people with health insurance can have trouble keeping to a medication schedule! That’s where Project Transitions steps in. Project Transitions is a non-profit organization located in Austin, Texas whose main mission is to support people living with HIV/AIDS by providing them with, “supportive living, housing, recuperative and hospice care.” This not only means they provide affordable transitional housing, but they also provide services that help them apply for permeant housing and get them closer to living an independent life.

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Oct 2

And that means: plant, plant, plant! Contrary to popular belief, in Texas, fall might be an even better time to plant perennials, trees, and shrubs than spring is. That’s because our mild winter allows roots to grow and become established, so that when spring does come the plants can take full advantage. Be sure to do your research beforehand, of course, as every

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