What to plant in that completely naked flower bed is the question right now.
We agree on low maintenance and the dreadful Texas summers means drought/heat tolerant as well.
Here are a few ideas that we have for the front flower beds.
We’ve had great success with these 3 plants….
Blue Desert Sage
and Creeping Rosemary
All three flower nicely and the best part is that we couldn’t kill them if we tried.
We’ve always wanted some cactus in our yard.
Like Bunny Ear Cactus with the fuzzy paddles
Blue Agave (I wouldn’t want to fall on that thing shirtless)
Paddle Cactus (We see these growing wild in fields in Austin and San Antonio). But I was advised that the needleless plants are the ones to choose.
and Barrel Cactus
I’m not a huge fan of Yuccas, but they are stunning when they are flowering.
Kangaroo’s Paw is a pretty easy grower too……look at all that color. They might burn up in the summer so we’ll try planting them under the Mountain Laurel tree.
Bottle Brush plants grow in desert areas, are evergreens, and attract hummingbirds. All plusses.
We thought we’d throw in some Mexican Feather grass too. It gives the bed some movement when it sways in the wind.
These are our thoughts for possible plants.
Hopefully they will all thrive, but our plan is to experiment with a few of each and see what lives and what, “clears throat”, doesn’t.