Let the gardening begin!

13 Oct

With the construction of the beds and delivery of the soil completed, the new Titan Gardens were ready for planting. To create a sample garden of native and adapted plants for Central Texas, the River Place Elementary PTA teamed up with the River Place Garden Club to plant two of the beds.

The gardening team chose a selection of herbs, perennials and annuals which have strong deer resistance, since we know how our local wildlife love to sample our garden beds like a buffet! Some of the plants they chose included miscanthus ornamental grass, society garlic, lamb’s ear, alyssum, mexican oregano, lion’s tail, and santolina among others. The goal was to show the variety of textues, colors and heights of plants that are available for planting in this area.

Thanks to all of the parents and volunteers who helped with the planting and we look forward to the kids and teachers seeing these two lovely beds as inspiration when they begin planting their beds. Please feel free to take a moment if you are up at the school to go out and see these beautiful plantings. With all of our recent rains, the plants should be settling in quite nicely!

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3 Responses to “Let the gardening begin!”

  1. Janet October 15, 2009 at 2:08 pm #

    Nice to meet you Bonnie. Will look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Mikey and Maddie's Momma October 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Another plant with great texture that grows here in Austin and is deer-proof is Artemesia or Wormwood. We have it in our front bed and it is feather soft. It dies back a bit over the winter after the first coldspell but comes back to full size every Spring. Its kid-friendly too, if they fall on it they don't get hurt!

  3. Janiene October 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Love all the great information!
    What a beautiful addition to the school too.
    Thanks for all the hardwork to all involved!

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