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RE: what's everyone ordering/planting for Fall?

I like the germander sage too, the blue is very striking when most
blossoms are shades of red or pink. I was trying to think where I bought
mine but it must have been from HCG some years ago when I started the
dry garden. I do remember that Las Pilitas, where I ordered all my other
sages, didn't have it.
I am not going to order any bulbs this year, not sure what the front is
going to look like since we will probably have to cut back watering yet
again next year. I want to replace a number of my penstemons in the dry
garden though.
I have six nice mesquite trees in pots that I'll plant this month along
my back fence. Amazingly nothing along there has died this year (knock
on wood...). There are three saltbush that look very nice, two mesquites
getting about 5' tall, and one seedling pine tree that has been abused
by rabbits off and on. I have an abysmal track record trying to get
stuff to live there but perhaps the mesquites are what I need.
I was looking at a dry area just in front of the teahouse garden. We
used to have a bank of prostrate rosemary but it really didn't look like
what we envisioned...too messy...so husband yanked it. I was thinking
maybe I'd find some sedum groundcover, or maybe delosperma cooperi
although my original idea for the area didn't include many flowers.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pam Evans
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:28 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] what's everyone ordering/planting for Fall?

Just placed my High Country Gardens order for the fall.  Everything that
summer/drought killed is getting replaced w/ a salvia (Wild Thing, Ultra
Violet or West TX Cobalt) and replacing a couple lavenders (England) and
artemisia (Powis Castle).  Thank God for salvias, my yard would be a
looking place w/out them.  I guess they don't carry the germander sage
more.  Too bad, I have 3 that have done beautifully when most things in
just up and croak. And the hummers & bumble bees just love them, but
like all the salvias, so they're less picky than I am.

Anyone else planting anything interesting this fall??

Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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