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 Carex blanda in Washington DC September 03, 2009 - Dear Mr. Smarty Plants,
After reading your recommendations, Carex blanda seems to be a suitable evergreen native plant for a small pond island planter I am making for our small backyard turtle pond.... view the full question and answer
Source for purchase of native Parkinsonia aculeata July 01, 2008 - I would like to buy a Jerusalem Thorn Tree plant. I will purchase seeds if plant is not available. Can you tell me where I can purchase either? view the full question and answer
Willows native to Wisconsin July 01, 2005 - I have a small garden center in the far northern reaches of Wisconsin....and I specialize in native varieties for up here. I also help folks with lake shore restoration and preservation.
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Source of article on Great St. Johns-wort (Hypericum ascyron) August 11, 2005 - I found the following comment on your database when reading about Hypericum ascyron:
Comments: The scattered distribution of this plant in Ontario is thought to match historical aboriginal encampment... view the full question and answer
Sources of native grasses and forbs seeds for Hidalgo and Maverick Cos. October 31, 2003 - I work for TPWD and am working with some irrigation districts in South Texas, trying to get them to plant native grasses and forbs in their ROWs rather than exotic grasses recommended by TxDOT. Can y... view the full question and answer