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Fall Garden in Central Texas

Novella on Fall Planting

  Believe it or not, it’s time for Fall planning ???? Most people think of spring as the time to add plants, flowers ????????, and making the world a little greener.  What most people don’t realize is that Fall ???? is a great time to plant – and in Austin – it may even be […]

Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)

Another great selection for adding a vibrant splash of color to your yard is the Autumn Sage.  Native to Central Southwest Texas, this perennial shrub remains green during the entirety of the year while blooming March-November.  They are perennials, so depending on the micro climate, they could use a pretty aggressive winter cut back if […]

Yucca Pallida

The Yucca Pallida is another great option when it comes to selecting flora for your landscape.  Native to Central Texas, the Yucca Pallida uses very little water and unlike many other Yucca species it stays close to the ground never developing a stem nor growing to more than approximately 3 feet in height.  It blooms in May-June […]

Society Garlic

If you want a popular heat resistant flower for your yard, Society Garlic is a great option. This flower produces a sweet fragrance during its summer blooming season. It produces beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers that open up on long stems in early summer until late fall. Here’s more information on Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea): […]

Begonia

If you want a great way to add some variety to your yard, consider planting some Begonias. This easy-to-grow plant has been around for a while and for good reason. The come in a variety of colors including orange, pink, white and yellow. These flowers need very little to thrive and they provide such an […]

Mexican Bush Sage

The Mexican Bush sage is an excellent option for our central Texas climate. This a vibrant little flower that blooms primarily in the fall. It has an evergreen shrub and produces purple flowers clasped by soft purple calyces.    They usually grow to be around 3′ tall They are fast growers Butterflies love them They […]

Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub and Tree

Yaupon Holly – A Fantastic Texas Shrub (and small tree) Why do we love the Yaupon Holly? We love these plants because they are native, beautiful, versatile, and a coffee substitute (sort of). 🙂 Yaupon Hollies are Native to Central Texas When choosing a plant, we highly recommend going native (stuff that grows around Central […]

Agapanthus

This flower is a wonder addition of color to the your beds during the summer and early fall. The Agapanthus is a staple of warm-winter regions. It is low maintenance flower that produces colorful blue or white bulbs. Their evergreen leaves add plenty of texture to beds and pots too. Here are some more facts […]

Pink Skullcap

Here’s another resilient option for our harsh Central Texas Climate. The Pink Skullcap (aka Scutellaria suffrutescens) is a tidy, low-growing plant with beautiful pink blossoms that are present for a good portion of the year. Here are some more details on this great species: They usually grow to be around 1′ tall They have a […]

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