Feeling Parched in Texas

August 14, 2006


I’ve been trying to turn my yard into a lush, green tropical paradise.


Obviously I am working against nature.


It’s not going to happen here in Texas.


I guess I will have to resign myself to rosemary and prickly pear!


  1. I think going with the nature of the area is always the best look in the end. Also water could get to be very precious and it seems a shame to waste it on trying to go against nature. Of course, that’s easy for me to say,living in a relatively lush area of the country.

  2. I don’t water the yard and rarely water my beds, but watching things wither up is difficult. We’ve been hot and dry for 2 years here in Louisiana, too. Thank goodness for salvia, rock rose, verbena, yarrow, and rosemary which just keep on keeping on.

  3. Hey, the Rosemary and Prickly Pear look fantastic together; great play in texture; and you can’t beat greens as the basis of a garden.

    This time of the summer it is always hard to feel optimistic about my gardening. I guess that’s why I’ve been so excited about our unusually lush grass and flowers on the prairie this summer. Usually by this time it is getting pretty dried out and tan and straw colored.

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