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Xeric and stylish gardening in San Antonio, Texas

Fall is on the way…and purple profusion is back!

My garden is doing magical things right now…it appears that it has woken up after the recent rains and weather changes.Purple purple everywhere….LOVE IT!  All my sages are blooming, and my mass planted purple trailing lantana  is going wild!

My Texas lilac trees (Vitex agnus-castus) have been real performers since the spring – they have bloomed 5 times!  I prune the flowers off when they are spent and they re-bloom over and over.

My Texas sage ‘Silverado’, like others all over San Antonio, is blooming profusely and looks gorgeous.  This appears to be a great year for them.

CHEERS TO FALL ON THE WAY!!!!!

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6 Comments

  1. i love that trailing lantana. I have to get some of that. I have some yellow and it’s just teeming right now. So the salvia gregii you pruned way back when never grew or bloomed :(. just filled out with foliage at the stage it was chopped at. I think the apical growth bits were lopped off. Do you think it’ll have another spurt in the fall? My silverado is going nuts too. I love that one. The bamboo muhly is huge and unruly but has a weird growth habit- it’s kind of leaning the wrong way!! I kind of want to train it… any thoughts? I have too many questions! when will we see you guys!? Miss you all!

    • Sorry you are dissappointed Salma. The salvia greggi was looking pretty far gone in the mulched beds of death. We may have revived it or it may be a gonner – either way, sorry to hear. The fact that it is still actively growing in this heat and not dead is a very good sign, and it may very well bloom in the fall or next spring. I don’t know what to tell ya, except be patient. As far as the bamboo muhly – that is its charm! I don’t think you can “train” a grass – although if it drives you nuts you can certainly try to re-direct it. Maybe hide a bamboo stake behind it and tie a few loops of twine around some of it to pull it the other way. Unsure on that though – I like it crazy! Any other specific questions about your garden or if I can help anymore, please e-mail so we can discuss it in a more appropriate forum. – xericstyle

  2. ooooh, look at those little feather grass plugs… ! those are going to be amazing!!!

    • Hey thanks – I really love ’em. Can’t wait until next spring! -xericstyle

  3. Salma Quraishi

    i keep looking at this pic. In love with the lantana- it’s going to set off that sea of gold feather grass so beautifully. It’s also a perfect textural contrast with the rosemary. love it, want to copy somewhere!

    • That is the highest compliment that you want to replicate that look somewhere! Thank you so much for visiting! – xericstyle

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