In Corpus Christi, Texas this week for my sister’s birthday, I just couldn’t stay out of the dirt. For her birthday gift, I promised her a new garden in her front yard, one that she could not kill. Seems like she did not inherit the same green thumb I did.
First, for inspiration, we went to the Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens to see what will survive in this hot environment. Instead of cold hardy as I am used to in the Ottawa, Ontario area of Canada, I had to think heat and drought tolerant…
We chose succulents, agave, cactus, sedum, aloe and various stonecrops for ground cover and trailers. All are drought tolerant once established and can handle the extreme heat here in Texas.
Hopefully this new garden renovation survives the heat and drought conditions in my sister’s Texas yard.