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Texas Gardening: Sharing a flower bed with my neighbor.

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bezziec

bezziec
Beverly Pflugerville, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9305928

My neighbor and I both love blooming plants, so we decided to turn most of our joined side yards into a flower bed. The one we have just planted is roughly 12 X 26. We have 2 coral honeysuckle, Vitex (Texas lilac), Blue Butterfly Pea Vine, Clerodemdrum Butterfly Blue, Esperanza, Pink/yellow lantana, Red/yellow lantana, Pink Autumn Sage, Autumn Joy Sedum, a light pink French rose that smells great, Purple Coneflower, Shasta Daisies, Rudebecia, Zepherin Douchin rose, and Golden Showers rose. My DH built the trellises and put in 4 rain barrels just behind the fence for us (thus the faucet coming through the fence). He is also looking forward to less grass to water and mow!! I have a feeling this bed will expand soon. New side yard bed is #1, Blue Butterfly Pea Vine is #2, Clerodemdrum Butterfly Blue is #3, the French rose is #4, and another bed that we just planted by the sidewalk is #5. I can't wait until spring!!

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 15, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9305963

It all looks great, I hope you and your neighbor can agree on how to care for the bed, people have different ideas sometimes.
sweetmommy
Fulshear, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 15, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9306016

It looks like it will be beautiful.

bezziec

bezziec
Beverly Pflugerville, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2012
11:40 AM

Post #9306082

Our gardening goals and techniques are very similar, so there won't be maintenance problems. She is the rose expert, so those are her responsibility. I will take care of the rest. We both operate under the motto of "stay outside in the garden as much as possible!!!

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