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RE: xeric plants for the southwest


Thank you! Always nice to get publicity.
If I could only justify actually ordering from all those catalogs... Maybe
after I win the lottery and buy a house in each major climate zone. Probably
have to hire a few gardeners too. But then I'd need a landscape architect to
help me out, and that person likely would have a plan, and wouldn't take
kindly to the flood of plant boxes each spring.
Oh well. :-)

Cyndi 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 3:52 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] xeric plants for the southwest

Well, if anyone would know catalog ordering, Cyndi would.  Cyndi, I saw your

website mentioned in the Fine Gardening newsletter.  It is a really nice 
service.  I've used it for many years.
Thanks!

Kitty
> Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:
>
>>What kind of plants are you looking for? Flowering, foliage, spiky stuff, 
>>or
>>trees? I like these 3 companies for xeric plants - Las Pilitas
>>(www.laspilitas.com), Yucca Do (www.yuccado.com), and High Country Gardens
>>(www.highcountrygardens.com).  There's a company called Native American 
>>Seed
>>(www.seedsource.com) which looks more like native Texas seed to me, you
>>might look at their site.
>>There are a lot of salvias that insist on practically no water in summer,
>>tricky if the climate suddenly gets wetter. And I have a number of
>>penstemons quite happy with only 3 or 4 waterings all summer. Some of my
>>penstemons, and salvias plus gaillardia, lavenders, santolina, cistus, and
>>rosemary seem to keep plugging along whether they get regular water or 
>>not.
>>Desert willow (chilopsis) is a nice xeric tree, not quite so deserty 
>>looking
>>as palo verde. I haven't had luck with agastaches yet although I'm going 
>>to
>>keep trying. I hear centranthus is a nice xeric too, although I gather it
>>spreads like anything if it's happy, so I've not tried it. Speaking of
>>spreading, perovskia is doing great in my dry garden, I'll be digging out
>>its offspring in a month or so. Junipers make evergreen shrubs and adapt 
>>to
>>drought pretty well.
>>Cyndi
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
>>Behalf
>>Of Theresa
>>Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 10:57 AM
>>To: GardenChat
>>Subject: [CHAT] xeric plants for the southwest
>>
>>Hi all-
>>
>>I'm in the process of birthday shopping for my mom and would like some 
>>recommendations from the dry/hot climate members of this group.  What have

>>you had success growing (and keeping alive) through drought conditions? 
>>My mom is in Austin TX and they've had very little water (and she can't 
>>seem to adapt to changing her watering patterns).  Soooo- trying to find 
>>something garden-tested that might survive.
>>Theresa
>>
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