Question about Allamandas and general Houston-area planting
With our move to Texas last summer, we also acquired a severely neglected yard. After putting in some good effort to get in better shape, we got what you now see in the picture (that was in August).
The yellow Allamandas did really well and looked great for a long time but have now completely died down to soil level. Is this normal? I pruned them way down the other day - I hope that was the right thing to do? Will they come back? Did they die from lack of water (or frost, although we only had a few nights that went down to 32 or 31 or so) or is that just what they do in winter here?
Also, what else could I plant there that would look nice and thrive in this flowerbed? As you can see, there is a large tree that adds quite a bit of shade during the day. Only the outer edges of the bed get what one might consider full sun.
Any advice for this gardening-newbie AND Texas-newbie would be welcome! Thanks!