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Question: Hi, is texas sage suitable to plant close to the house, under the eaves next to borger of the lawn? Sth side of house & to hide the meter etc on the wall? Does it have a small root system?Thanks, Janet

Answer: Meters have to be accessible for reading and for maintenance work, so to some extent they are hard to hide completely. Be careful and note if there are any underground utilities near the meters as this may also limit your ability to dig for planting in that area. You might tbe able to hang a camouflaging lattice type panel in front of them or enclose them in a box cabinet that is painted to match your house. If you intend to plant, the problem is that anything big enough to block their view will also impede access to them. Maybe you could try something on a trellis, perhaps a clematis depending on which way this side faces, and set the trellis at a distance from the wall. Texas sage can grow quite large and will therefore have a large root system. I think I'd plant a vine instead.

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