Hi, I am looking at buying a house in Abilene, Texas that has an established burnt grass yard. The house is Italianate and requires bold plantings. Is there a way to establish a relatively Italinate garden and pots with native plants? There is an established border around the house of some ornamental shrub which is nice but obviously not native. There are no trees but I would add some. There is a trellis around the back pool for I think some grape climbers. The whole plot is at least 3 and 1/2 acres. I would appreciate some suggestions of mixing these two styles.
Here are some suggestions for plants that are native to Taylor County, Texas that should thrive and be attractive additions to your property.
Source for Orbexilum from Hempstead TX July 22, 2010 - I am looking for a source of plants or seed for a Texas native plant: Mountain Pea, orbexilum sp. (nova).
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Is Cissus trifoliata a food source for wildlife? November 10, 2008 - We apparently have Cissus Trifoliata growing around and over our porch.I was thinking about trying to remove it and plant grape vines instead as our desert tortoises will eat grape leaves. My question... view the full question and answer