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Re: OT - the tree is coming down

Good suggestions dear.  The trick is finding a nursery that carries them!

On 10/7/06, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
> I agree, Theresa, Crapemyrtles are far over used here also.  Pam, why  not
> a
> beautiful blooming drought tolerant Texas native tree, some also with
> feathery foliage.   Several come to mind:  Desert Willow -
> blooms  beautiful fuschia
> and white trumpet like flowers.  Retama - feathery  foliage, blooms yellow
> and
> red clusters.   One of several Cassia (aka  Senna)....all blooming nicely.
> Or one of the Sophoras.......Texas Mountain  Laurel  - evergreen foliage,
> blooms purple clusters that have a wonderful  grape aroma,  or the Eve's
> Necklace,
> which is also a Sophora but gets a bit  taller and blooms clusters of dark
> pink blooms that look like necklaces hanging  on the tree.  There are
> several
> that would do well without the least bit of  extra water...and survive
> very well
> in any Texas drought, each native to the dry  parts of Texas but do very
> well
> in landscapes.  There is also the Madrone  which people love, I have
> absolutely no experience with this, since it doesn't  grow at all this far
> east.  It
> requires a lot of dry weather....which would  do great for you.
> Just some thoughts....
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 10/7/2006 10:06:28 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> I'm  already pondering on what to plant
> >>>>>> (probably a  crape
> >>>>>> myrtle)
> >>>>>> to fill  in all that open space and provide shade for that  mahonia
> >>>>>> that will
> >>>>>> get  too much sun now that the tree is gone.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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