Zilker Neighborhood Gardens

Commentary by a National Wildlife Steward who helps Zilker neighbors establish native plant gardens

Garden … 3 months later

So, we planted the new garden on June 18, 2012. It took only a few months for the small plants to grow. The winner of the growing contest is the Globemallow which has grown 10x its size in a couple months! It was a small 4″ pot and each is about 2′ in diameter if not a little larger. Take a look. The globemallow is in the center front, near the sidewalk near the street. It’s a grayish color leaf with small orange flowers. The plant that has barely grown at all is the Jerusalem Sage (to the left of the dry creekbed). I’m hoping it will start to take off now in fall. It should get to be 2-3′ wide and tall and has small purple flowers on it.

Front garden in September 2012

Do a comparison by looking at the freshly planted vs. the picture 3 months later.

Symmetry at last

Front garden in September 2012

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