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Starbucks, Austin-style

Starbucks2250To a bunch of gardenbloggers visiting Austin, this Starbucks is a prime tourist stop, and hostess/tireless
chauffeur Pam Penick made sure we didn’t miss it.  Made sure we climbed the stairs to see the awesome green roof in the photo below.  Then obligingly posed with Carol of May Dreams Gardens and Mary Ann of Idaho Gardener and those mighty rain barrels.

So we left Austin feeling somewhat more inclined toward the ubiquitous coffee company, and thoroughly smitten by Austin-style hospitality.

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Posted by on April 22, 2008 at 3:54 pm, in the category Uncategorized.
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6 responses to “Starbucks, Austin-style”

  1. Great photos of the Starbucks sidetrip. Glad you found it interesting. I frequent Starbucks, not for the coffee–which I don’t drink–but for the free coffee grounds. I apply them to my St. Augustine grass to help counteract alkalinity of our limey soil.

    Wish I had those rain barrels.

  2. Pam/Digging says:

    What fun to find another Spring Fling post. Thanks for reminding me about our side trip to Starbucks.

  3. Gloria says:

    Awesome rain barrels! Wouldn’t you love to see more places with those outside?
    Was the whole roof grass plants or do I detect a shorter broad leaf in the distance? What a great place. I like Starbucks coffee once in awhile. Kudos to those locals even if it is a tourist attracting ploy.

  4. Pam/Digging says:

    To answer Gloria’s question, when I toured this green roof a year ago, there were Mexican feathergrass, pavonia, agarita, damianita, and crossvine, among other native Texas plants. See my post about it for more info: http://www.penick.net/digging/?p=275.

  5. Teresa says:

    I really need some of those rain barrels. So cool.
    Makes me proud to see that—I’m a Texas girl!

  6. That was one GROOVY Starbucks. And we actually checked out the roof before we ordered our coffee!

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