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WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

Posted by gardenjadelove 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 21, 09 at 13:34

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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RE: WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

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

RE: WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

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 and Welcome to Texas

RE: WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

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

RE: WANTED: New to Texas Gardening

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)

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