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Old 08-20-2012, 05:38 PM
lawnbridge lawnbridge is offline
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Need some ideas to endure the heat

I need some help with some ideas for these beds at a local business. These are newly formed flower beds within a new parking lot. Beds are approx. 25 x 20. With the Long bed being 20 x 5. They do have irrigation. Live in central texas where we are experiencing another extreme drought this summer, temps in mid to upper 100's. Zone 7. My concern is what to put in beds that will be heat and drought tolerant and withstand heat from black asphalt surrounding them.
Any suggestions are very much appreciated
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:41 PM
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Like everything else down there,stone beds and yucca plants
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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I think if watering is correct you will not have problems. I have a similar situation with same temps and annual flowers. Dirt is ammended. I water everyday for an hour with fixed sprays. And when it is 110 i have a second cycle come on for 10 minutes in the afternoon. The annuals are 4' tall now.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:14 AM
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I do NOT live in Texas. (Thank God!) I cannot remember when it ever got to 100.

Small islands: Here we'd use mugo pine, and potentilla a lot.

Larger beds. Larger pine, American elm, spirea, burning bush, cotoneaster, lilac, sea buckthorn, crabapple.

My brother-in-law in Phoenix (a climate that makes Texas look cool and inviting) has a lot of decorative cactus, bougainvilla, yucca, and lots of stone.
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