WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

gardenjadeloveJune 21, 2009

I have been a gardener for most of my life in eastern kentucky and tennessee. Have recently moved to bell county in Texas and have a place that has nothing but cedar trees, a few lilacs, grapvines, shrubs and some kind of tree with thorns that smells like limes or lemons with little tiny berries that are green. What are these? I am looking for anything anyone may be willing to share with me and will reciprocate glady as soon as I am able to. thanks J

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centraltexan(8 Belton)

Welcome to Bell County. Its a whole new world to get use to here.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2009 at 2:23PM
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lavernialadybug(8B)

It is a good idea to contact your local extension office to verify what zone you are in and buy a good Texas plant book - I have one by Howard Garrett and the other by Sally and Andy Wasowski (Native Texas Plants). You can also check out dirtdoctor.com and davesgarden.com. Welcome to Texas

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 5:56PM
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jolanaweb

Hi, did you ever get any seeds from anyone? I have a few things I would share. Do you need full sun seeds/plants, part shade?
Just let me know and good luck, starting over is hard enough but in a whole new place you know nothing about must be the pits
jolana

    Bookmark   August 1, 2009 at 11:24AM
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mariannette

In dry, sunny yard areas here in Central Texas I have luck with various varieties of rosemary & thyme, larger plants in-ground & trailing varieties in pots. I like the fragrances. I do a lot of container gardening; it allows
me to move/care for plants in response to seasonal & weather changes.

Check internet info and naturalized areas near you for plants that do well. Here's a resource to start with
from Texas A&M (they will also do soil analysis for you)
http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/publications/publications.html

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 4:04PM
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