Native plant, the Texas Lilac (Vitex). They are hardy, drought tolerant, and the butterflies & bees love them.
Renee's Articles: When to plant in Texas
A visit to the South Texas Botanical Gardens
A mature garden takes time and is so worth the wait, but that doesn’t mean you can slip in a few shrubs that grow more quickly and add plenty of bling to the landscape.
Compacta Dwarf Burning Bush Shrub-E00518 at The Home Depot
With many parts of the country under drought restrictions, this flowery garden leads by example and shows how low water can still produce high color.
Specimen Trees: Are They Worth It?: Gardenista
Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas - the EXACT look and feel I want for the backyard!!!
Let me do all the research for you- learn about 8 beautiful step-able groundcovers for your yard!
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