Tag Archives: drought tolerant

Texas Yellow Bells

Esperanza is a Texas native and has been rated as a ‘Texas Superstar’ meaning that it has been highly recommended by the Texas A&M Agriculture program. Esperanza lives in the wild on rocky slopes or well drained soil in full sun.  You can find it around San Antonio.  It is really only hardy to zone […]


Royal Tapestry Yarrow

Yarrow (Achillea spp.) is an upright lacy perennial with flat-topped clusters that is originally from Europe.  Everything I have seen says to plant it in full sun, but I just moved mine to bright shade because it looked like it was getting a little burnt.  We will see if that does it. Yarrow is very […]


Trailing Purple ‘Homestead’ Verbena

This is a Purple “Homestead’ Verbena that I got from another gardening friend.   It is the showiest thing in my garden from about the middle of February until the rest of the garden catches up in May or June.  The foliage stays green all year here.  I’m not sure if it is a Texas native […]