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Chard

Sun or light shade. A leafy green vegetable, often with brightly colored neon stalks. In Texas chard is often used as a winter annual, alongside other ornamentals. Depending on conditions, it may [...]

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Kale

Sun. Kale is a cool-season leafy green vegetable with high nutritional value. It’s considered much closer to the original wild form of cabbage, but unlike domesticated cabbage, kale’s [...]

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Madrone

Rocky limestone soil in well-drained east- or north-facing sites, shaded by oaks or junipers. Madrone is evergreen, with white flowers in spring. It may be Texas’ loveliest tree, with [...]

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Texas Redbud

Partial shade. The traffic-stopping sight of redbud in bloom is one of the earliest signs of spring; pink flowers smother the bare branches for a couple of weeks before the leaves appear. Texas [...]

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Dianthus

Partial shade; best with up to 6 hours of morning sun. A short-lived biennial or perennial with blue-green leaves, blooming in red, white, pink and purple, mostly in spring but sometimes [...]

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Paperwhite

A heat-tolerant bulb with clusters of white or cream-colored flowers. Planted in autumn in a well-drained setting, it should be ready flowering by February or very early spring. \n\nFoliage will [...]

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Peach

Sun or partial shade. Deciduous (bare in winter) with flowers appearing in early spring, before the leaves. Peach makes a lovely small ornamental tree in south-central Texas, and as one of the [...]

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Ryegrass

Sun. A cool-season grass used as a turf cover crop in high-traffic areas like golf courses, ballfields, and some ranches. It is occasionally used in residential lawns; it works best in yards with [...]

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Gray Shrub Sage

Sun or light shade. A low, mounding evergreen salvia with woody stems and aromatic greyish foliage. Sky-blue flowers appear as early as February and may last all season long.\n\nNative to the [...]