Today I gardened all day. It was 82 sunny degrees. I had tons of ornamental
grasses to cut down and they were everywhere. The front garden is such a big
mish mash of things I am truly wanting to formulate a design and make it a bit
more permanent. I want open spots to change perennials around and use annuals
as I seasonally change the beds, but this constant upkeep is getting tiresome.
I never gardened neatly. It's not me. However, I find by letting the front
yard become too wild, the neighbors may not share my sense of style and I think
it's unfair to them. The back garden is mine to do what I want, but in the
front I really do need to get something more foundational and sturdy boned.
So, since design is my worst or least known subject, can anyone recommend any
shrubs which will have vast differences in color, texture and height which will
thrive in very hot Texas summers, with little water in blazing sun? I want
plants to have different foliage colors, possibly evergreen...anyone?
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