We live just outside Kerrville on a lot with shallow soil over rock. We have built a raised bed for a shade tree and were considering a Chinese Pistache. However, I have since heard that they don't live very long. A nurseryman recommended Monterrey Oak, and I've been attracted by pictures of Texas Ash. Could you provide further direction?
Dietes bicolor invasive from Brisbane Australia April 01, 2013 - We have dietes bicolor growing in our garden. I am changing the type of garden and cannot seem to kill it. I've dugged it out, spent too many weekends pulling out every new shoot, used poison, but t... view the full question and answer
Source for non-native, invasive Winter Honeysuckle from Austin April 24, 2013 - Seeing Lonicera abiflora today reminds me of the "winter honeysuckle" my grandfather grew in San Antonio from 1920s or so through the 1950's. It was a bush with stiff upright stems and bloomed cre... view the full question and answer
Controlling Thermopsis rhombifolia (buffalo bean) in Mozambique May 19, 2009 - Dear Mr. Smarty, Please,can you assist. We have
a plot on a dam in Mozambique. It has been invaded with Thermopsis
rhombifolia (we call it buffalo bean), it is very hardy and if you fall
in it or j... view the full question and answer