Fall is the Best Time to Garden in Central Texas

Low Maintenance Versatile Plants

Low Maintenance Versatile Plants

If you’re wondering about my absence from the virtual world lately, it’s because I’ve been knee deep in my garden. The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous! In many ways, I much prefer to garden in the Fall than in the Spring. It is the best time to:

  • get your plants in and/or plan out your garden for the Spring – the nurseries are also not as busy as in the Spring and thus, more kid-friendly
  • get those beautiful Spring blooming wildflower seeds in. My favorites (poppies, larkspur, and of course the bluebonnets) can only be enjoyed in the Spring if you plan ahead and direct sow those seeds in this year.
  • propagate!

My favorite trio of low maintenance versatile plants pictured above are (from left to right) flowering rosemary, lemongrass, and salvia greggi. They are all evergreen for year round color, can tolerate both heat and partial shade, attract wildlife but are deer-resistant, require little watering, and suppress weeds. Plus, the rosemary and lemongrass are edible and the rosemary and salvia both produce flowers for a large part of the year.

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