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Re: anybody planting out there?

Must be difficult to switch or convert from irrigation to xeriscape--both the practice of it and the sorts of plants that are appropriate. Will you continue to grow peppers but in pots or is that out of the question, too?

On Mar 9, 2007, at 1:45 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

Just got done planting my salvias and agastaches. Had to convert the pepper bed (such a water hog) into a xeriscape bed since we're in month 25 of the drought w/ no end in sight. Sedums, agastaches and salvias will now grace this raised bed. Have the daylilies half done and still have to get the
bluebonnets out of the lawn and into the beds so John doesn't mow them
down. I'm constantly amazed how well they grow in clay and amanded even though they like sandier soil. Cut all the existing salvias and Texas star hibiscus plants back since new growth is starting. I forget how many of them I have until it's time to cut them back. And one of my Blanche Sandman honeysuckles survived the drought, how exciting. Other one's a goner but since the birds like to roost in the thick vines, I'm leaving the skeleton in place on the back fence. Ah yes, another cup of tea and I'm back at
it.  Hope everyone else is having a fine day!

Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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