Gardening in February

Published on February 10, 2011 by in Garden Blog, How To, Roses

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Gardening in February

Don’t rush the garden! You wake up one  morning and smell the fresh air, you can hear the birds chirping and feel the sun’s warm rays heating up the day. It’s always tempting to go out early when we get a couple of nice spring days, and plant frost tender seedlings. Fight the temptation to […]

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Wooly Stemodia

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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woolystemodia

Silvery leaves; purple flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 4-6″ Spread: 3′+ Light: Sun/part shade Deciduous Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Delicate blooms; good cascading plant for pots; needs good drainage; can be poisonous to livestock

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Violet

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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violet

Violet flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 4-6″ Spread: 8-12′ Light: Part shade/shade Deciduous Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Low to medium Maintenance: No maintenance required Reseeds easily; lighter purple bloom than houseplant

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Silver Ponyfoot

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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silverponyfoot

Silver-gray leaves Texas Native: Texas Height: 2-4″ Spread: 2′+ Light: Sun/part shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Summer Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: No pruning required Attractive silver gray foliage on low growing runners; good drainage is critical; do not over-water

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Sedum (Stonecrop)

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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sedum

White yellow or pink Texas Native: Texas Height: 4-12″ Spread: 1-2′+ Light: Sun/shade Evergreen Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: No pruning required Succulent plant with many species and flower colors; good drainage required; withstands shallow, poor soil

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Texas Sedge

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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txsedge

Green foliage Texas Native: Texas Height: 6-8″ Spread: 6-18″ Light: Sun/shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Groundcover for dry shade; adapts to wide range of soils; can be moved at high setting

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Meadow Sedge

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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meadowsedge

Green foliage Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 1-1.5′ Spread: 1.5′ Light: Sun/shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Clump-like foliage; prefers well-drained soils

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Cherokee Sedge

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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chersedge

Green bloom Texas Native: Texas Height: 2-2.5′ Spread: 1′ Light: Part shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Trim to contain; can remove seedheads at end of season Clumping sedge; coarser texture than most sedges and is one of the tallest

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Blue Sedge

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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bluesedge

Yellow flowers Height: 6-12″ Spread: 15-18″ Light: Sun/shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Grown for blue-green foliage; clump-like foliage; grass-like; needs occasional moisture

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Berkeley Sedge

Published on May 27, 2010 by in Groundcover, Shrubs

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berksedge

Yellow flowers Height: 1′ Spread: 1′ Light: Part shade/shade Evergreen Seasonal Interest: Late spring Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune unattractive foliage Clump-like foliage; grass-like; needs occasional moisture

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