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When you plant fast growing trees, you might want to do a little research and see if the specific tree you plant will have strong enough roots for the amount of wind you have. You might find that it does or doesn’t do well where you live. 1. Empress Tree. …

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Texas Perennials By Zone

Plant Adaptation Map courtesy of Texas A&M University Region 1 – East Texas (Texarkana, Houston,, Tyler, Beaumont, Nacagdoches) Region 2 – South Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville, …

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Plant heat-loving flowers: There are many colorful flowers that will take our Texas heat and laugh it off. To add a refreshing color to your summer garden, plant zinnias, ageratum, Blue daze, periwinkle, wax begonia, portulaca, purslane and torenia.

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Texas Gardening Regions. Also, for list of plants appropriate for south central texas: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/southcnt.html

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A citrus arbor mmmmmm - the fragrance & to reach up & grab a treat! OHHH - if only I lived in California, Florida, or south Texas!!!

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Great fast growing tree for Texas. "Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico. Apparently this tree can be invasive and doesn't produce strong wood, so be sure to do your research before you plant anything :)

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LadyBird Johnson worked so hard to preserve this natural area of south Austin...it is a truly magnificent place to visit during the Spring Bloom. Fields of Native Texas Wildflowers will take your breath away.

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