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October 22, 2013

YOUR FAMILY: Revitalize Your Landscape This Fall

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• Copper Canyon daisy, a native of the Sonoran desert in Mexico, is very well adapted to our climate. It is a perennial shrub growing up to 3 feet high and wide. The plant has very small leaves and is not that noticeable until the fall when it becomes covered in 1-inch yellow flowers. This plant needs no water or fertilizer.

• Gregg’s blue mistflower is a small perennial with light lavender flowers that blooms from May through November. It reaches a peak bloom about the same time as the Monarch butterflies migrate through here. The plant is a butterfly magnet.

• Gulf muhly grass is an ornamental grass that has a simply magnificent bloom in the fall. It gets about 2 feet high, but in the fall it doubles in size with purple cotton-candy blooming tufts. It looks great as a specimen plant or in mass plantings.

Some other plants to try for fall include Mexican bush sage and Mexican mint marigold.

While we may not have the spectacular fall foliage of New England, there are several trees that grow well her and provide great fall colors.”

• Ginkgo tree has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. It is a very slow growing and long living tree that can reach heights of 100 feet in 500 years or so. In the fall, the leaves turn a very uniform golden yellow.

• Big tooth maple is the maple found in Lost Maples State Park, and thus is very adapted to our alkaline soil and hot climate. It can get up to 50 feet tall. It has a very showy mix of fall color in shades of burgundy, gold, orange, red, scarlet and yellow.

• Shantung maple, while native to China, is adapted to our climate. It is a mid-size tree that grows to 25 feet with a spreading canopy of foliage that turns shades of yellow, orange, purple and red in late fall.

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