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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Do you ever wonder why grass grows, flowers bloom, and fruits blossom and ripen? It is because they are getting the right number of things, they need to help them grow. If you’re starting a garden or curious about how you choose the best plants; this information will be helpful and interesting for you to choosing the best plants for Dallas landscape.  

Here is a list of the best plants for Dallas, Texas landscaping to consider for your own garden.

Leatherleaf Mahonia, also accustomed as Oregon Grape Holly, is a striking and idiosyncratic evergreen shrub that works pretty well in shady conditions and provides year-round interest in the garden. Mahonia is easily agnize with its elongated steps and flat, pointed leaf shape. It also creates attractive; fragrant yellow blooms that are accompany by light blue and black grape-like fruit clusters and has a red & burgundy leaf color in the fall. 

The idiosyncratic form and spine like branching on the Mahonia gives the shrub a slightly architectural feel. The pointed leaves however will usually require Mahonia to be planted in the back of a garden bed away from foot traffic. Its characteristic can also be used as a benefit when using Mahonia as a border or barrier plant in the garden design. 

Purple coneflower; Coneflower hybrids are having a nanosecond. It has variety of colors and flower forms are flooding the market. Till date, however, no hybrid matches the hardiness and self-propagation of this native coneflower.

If it likes where it is planted, you can leave the flower heads to mature into seeds and drop to the ground to form a pretty pink stand. You also can incise off the prickly seed heads once they have fully dried on the plant, and scatter them elsewhere to form echoing colonies. Scatter seeds in the fall (they need the winter months for scarification) in a well-draining bed. Tiny leaflets will appear in early spring, then gain size as the weather warms.

Black-eyed Susan; AnotherTexas landscape’s wildflower, the colorful yellow biennial can hardly be compared for its long bloom season. From June till a freeze cuts it down, black-eyed Susan feeds bees, butterflies and seed-eating songbirds. It produces infinite small, hard, seed heads; in fact, that the backyard bird population cannot eat them all. Thus, a gardener gets an unlimited supply of new plants that need no care from the gardener.

Aralia; is an evergreen shrub that produces amazing texture and striking visual interest from its large; tropical looking leaves. Aralia grows in a mounded form and usually reaches about 4′-5′ in height and spread at maturity. It loves the shade and requires just the protection from hot sun. 

Spidistra or habitual called as cast-iron plant is a broad leafed, evergreen shrub that grows in clumps and prefers dark shade. The Cast Iron Plants have leaves which mostly emanate from the soil usually without a stem. It has simple looking leaves which are oblong shaped and have parallel venation. The leave size is 18-24 inches and has variegated leaf color and is very popular for its evergreen foliage.

The cast iron pants have an evergreen, leathery textured, glossy dark green and lance-shaped leaves. The plants have brownish flowers which are borne on the soil level in early summer. There are many characteristics related to the Cast Iron Plant, it has an evergreen foliage and clump-forming. The plant either grows in full shady areas or partial shade areas and had a size of 24-30″ with an equal spread. “Cast Iron Plant” is named after; because of its ability to survive under raucous climatic conditions.

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