- Are you sure you were thinking about me? I appreciate your vote of confidence but I mostly grow native perennials.
But first, I have to ask — unless I missed it, whereabouts do you live @sreyomac
? (Don't mean your street address.) Just in general. Like state?
EDITED: You obviously live in Texas because you're posting in the Texas forum. Duh. So I'll refine the question. What part of Texas do you live in? It's a big state and we got all kinds of climates in it.
And do you know what your gardening zone is? These things might help us. Do you get a lot of sun or mostly shade or??
I know nothing about azaleas except that they can be beautiful. I found a link from the Azalea Society of America which might provide some answers.
As far as grass, if you live in Texas, especially in some parts of the state anyway, and if you want to start over, you might consider growing a mix of native grasses. They only need to be mowed once or twice a year. Same with water. Good deal, eh?
St. Augustine vs Bermuda? Here's an interesting answer from Mr. Smarty Plants at the Lady Bird Johnson wildflower Center.
I have some St. Augustine, some Bermuda, and some I don't know what. But it all looks green when it's mowed. If I could remove all of it, I would be a happy camper. I'm not someone who is fond of lawns.
Don't know too much about cannas but I'm sure someone here does. But what I do know is that what you have are worms called Canna Leaf Rollers. Maybe google them to find a solution.
Never grown geraniums. Some here has and hopefully they will jump in.
Picture #10. My mother grew it as an indoor plant and it basically was hitting the ceiling. Doesn't mean it has to be indoors. Just saying. But the name escapes me. If I remember, I'll come back and edit this unless someone beats me to it.
Pictures 11 and 12 are succulents. Never grown them. Lot of folks on this site do. @valleylynn
can you help or is that not your 'territory'?
Picture #13 sure looks like some type of philodendron to me. Looks healthy. Maybe flip through pictures of philodendrons on our plant database and see if you recognize yours. Or once again, maybe someone here will know.
Gotta admit that you sure have a large variety of plants. And most of them look very healthy. Your dog looks like it's waiting for you to put away your camera and go for a walk.
So sorry about your losing your mentor and best gardening friend. I know that must be hard. But it is ok to talk to her. Trust me on that one.
Ok. Time for you to answer the few questions that I asked at the beginning of this post. They'd be most helpful, especially to the next person to take over here.