I am new to this website and am looking forward to keeping an eye on the Texan gardners no matter which area they are in. I love flowers and a pretty yard. My raised flower bed in front has started coming to life. Have several perennials that I planted in 2017. Some made it and some perished (too hot, too little water, too much water?) who knows. But I replaced them in 2018 with something different as I didn't want to waste time or money on proven failures:) I have been pleasantly surprised as to how many have made it through 2 years now of our hot as well as freezing weather. Some of the flowers I had never heard of but read they were pretty tough so gave them a shot. Some of the survivors are:cherry brandy gaura, cherry red autumn sage, mealy cup sage, Texas sage, arctic blaze purple salvia, blue eyed beauty osteosperum, hot pink delosperma, mini famous compact dark red calibriochoa, wicked purple verbena, and quartz verbena. Some of these may be mispelled:) I have plugged in blank spots with colorful pots of pansies, dianthus, petunias and gorgeous gerbera daisies I got at Kroger last week. A very colorful start to this years growing season. I still have a trellis inside a raised flower bed in the back yard that is a blank page waiting for me to get my hands on
I have been thinking of putting a clematis vine on that trellis but not sure if it will survive here, if anyone knows please let me know. Guess that's enough rambling for now. I will keep an eye on this thread for any good suggestions and to see what's going in in other parts of our great state!