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Old 03-30-2019, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hello Boys and Girls:

I continue to waste a lot of money on plants and trees that die. Even in a small garden, location seems to matter as some plants, like Xylosmas, will thrive in one spot and repeatedly die in another. I thought it might be helpful to share what survived and what did not, four years after Tech-Noir installed our garden:

Good
Creeping Rosemary
Chinese Pistache
Fig Tree
Purple Trailing Lantana
Gold Lantana
Red White Lantana
Scarlet Ground Cover Rose
Miniature Red Rose
Golden Barrel Cactus
Aloe Cactus
Red Yucca
Xylosma (two survived)

Dead
Aristocrat Pear Tree
Desert Daisy
Lagerstroemia Pink Velour/Red Crêpe Myrtle
Pinke Hawthorne
Dwarf Yedda Hawthorne
Red Yellow Lantana
Scarlet Rose
Variegated Mock Orange
Xylosma (four died)

Please post your hardy plant recommendations!
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I learned this from Martha Stewart and she was right, she had tried everything....Day lilies...they grow in rock, dry places even.
Thin them out every few years...dig up and give to friends. Yellow and apricot colors mainly...

I'm in CO...not as hot as Las Vegas, sure...but still...there is a little shade from buildings there...
my mom lived there 22 years.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I learned this from Martha Stewart and she was right, she had tried everything....Day lilies...they grow in rock, dry places even.
Thin them out every few years...dig up and give to friends. Yellow and apricot colors mainly...

I'm in CO...not as hot as Las Vegas, sure...but still...there is a little shade from buildings there...
my mom lived there 22 years.
Well, if Ms. Martha says so, it must be true! I will add them to my shopping list. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: 89121
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Hello Boys and Girls:

Please post your hardy plant recommendations!
Pomegranate
Dwarf bottle brush
Bird of paradise
Cape honeysuckle
Lady banks rose
Star Jasmine

Last edited by hank702; 03-31-2019 at 11:11 AM.. Reason: Added to
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Carpet roses
Mexican Petunia
Tangerine beauty Crossvine
Orange Bulbine
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
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Bird of paradise
Be careful with birds of paradise -- they spread like wildfire and are difficult to eradicate since they send out long roots. Best way to enjoy them -- and they are beautiful plants, after all -- is contained in a pot or a bed where the roots can't escape.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Be careful with birds of paradise -- they spread like wildfire and are difficult to eradicate since they send out long roots. Best way to enjoy them -- and they are beautiful plants, after all -- is contained in a pot or a bed where the roots can't escape.
Thanks for all the tips, folks! I had one Mexican Bird of Paradise die on me already, would have been nice if it escaped!

Went to Star Nursery today and put together a list of sale items, which will help restock the garden while saving some moola:
  • Dwarf Bottle Brush – $16.88
  • Golden Barrel Cactus – $29.88
  • Blaze Climbing Rose – $24.99
  • White and Yellow Bunny Ears – $14.88
  • Tuscan Blue Rosemary – $16.88
  • California Fan Palm – $49.88
  • Flowering Plum Tree – $49.88

Star Nursery offers a service where you buy a gift card for $250 and they consult with you about your choices and placement locations, which is something I will just have to do.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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Also,
Vitex tree
Orange jubilee bells
Lavender
Purple fountain grass
Oleander
Olive trees


For part shade,
Tropical bird of paradise (totally different plant)
Norfolk pine (small Christmas trees they sell in pots)
Asparagus fern
Star jasmine
bougainvillea
Most pepper plants
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:45 PM
 
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Thanks for all the tips, folks! I had one Mexican Bird of Paradise die on me already, would have been nice if it escaped!

Went to Star Nursery today and put together a list of sale items, which will help restock the garden while saving some moola:
  • Dwarf Bottle Brush – $16.88
  • Golden Barrel Cactus – $29.88
  • Blaze Climbing Rose – $24.99
  • White and Yellow Bunny Ears – $14.88
  • Tuscan Blue Rosemary – $16.88
  • California Fan Palm – $49.88
  • Flowering Plum Tree – $49.88

Star Nursery offers a service where you buy a gift card for $250 and they consult with you about your choices and placement locations, which is something I will just have to do.
I read about the $250 thing. We are planning on redoing our entire yard and thought that would be a good place to start.

Thoughts anyone?

Other landscape companies that you consider a better choice?
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:16 PM
 
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A word to the wise- every part of an oleander is toxic. If you trim it and then go on to trim other plants without cleaning the trimmers first, it will poison your other plants.
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