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Soil Amendments
To make the soil the most effective, we added organic material to the existing soil. This organic material consisted of part AquaSmart, which is a super-absorbent polymer-coated sand product that is available in the form of a straight additive for increased moisture retention and growth of plants, flowers, trees, and grass/turf with water savings estimated at up to 60%; part expanded shell and part compost material.

Irrigation
The overall system has been designed with more efficient nozzles to provide a more efficient coverage. We have installed 10 miles of drip irrigation in our new and expanded planting beds. This design showcases how important irrigation and proper watering is. We have been able to keep the Azaleas at the Gazebo because we have installed proper irrigation that meets with our Water Efficiency program.

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CELEBRATION BERMUDA GRASS
Celebration is a dark blue-green turf grass with superior wear recover and low maintenance requirements. It is a drought and heat tolerant grass. It maintains good color into the fall and is very good during the “spring green up.”


Planting Area 50
TEXAS COLUMBINE (AQUILEGIA CHRYSANTHA VAR. HINCKLEYANA)

Attractive, delicate, fern-like foliage. Canary yellow flowers bloom in cooler weather/early spring. Grows well in partial shade to sun.
Texas Columbine 
Planting Area 51
NORTHERN SEA OATS (CHASMANTHIUM LATIFOLIUM)

Native to Texas, this is a perennial grass bearing large, drooping, oat-like flower spikelets from slender, arching branches. This is a very popular as a low-maintenance shade grass. Bright green leaves turn a coppery color after frost.
 Northern Seas Oats
Planting Area 52
INDIAN CURRANT CORALBERRY (SYMPHORICARPOS ORBICULATAS)

Deciduous shrub that is native to Texas with dull green leaves. Small greenish-white flowers produce showy clusters of berries. The shrub is attractive to birds and butterflies.
 Indian currant coralberry
Planting Area 53
DWARF SOUTHERN WAXMYRTLE (MYRICA PUSILLA)

Evergreen shrub with light olive green colored leaves. Native to Texas, it grows well in sun to shade. Females of this species produces silvery blue-grey berries. New spring growth produces a bayberry scent.
 Dwarf Southern Waxmyrtle
Planting Area 54
CREEPING LIRIOPE (LIRIOPE SPICATA)

Grows well in either full sun or light shade. The bloom is a stiff spike that sometimes is not seen for the plants foliage.
 Creeping liriope
Planting Area 55
ASIAN JASMINE (TRACHELOSPERMUM ASIATICUM)

Generally prefers partial shade, but will grow well in full sun as well. Small fragrant flowers mid-summer through early fall.

PURPLELEAF WINTERCREEPER (EUONYMUS FORTUNEI COLORATUS)
Very hardy and the leaves keep a green spring color in the warm months and in the winter months, the leaves take on a purple tone that keeps a colorful appearance year-round.
 Asian jasmine

Wintercreeper
Planting Area 56 - 58
WOOD FERN (THELYPTERIS KUNTHII)

Native to Texas, bright-to-medium green fronds that turn bronze in fall. Dappled sun to shade. This fern is an excellent ground cover in deep shade where many other ground covers may not grow.
 Wood fern
Planting Area 59
AMERICAN BEAUTYBERRY (CALLICARPA AMERICANA)

Native to the southern United States, this plant produces large clusters of purple berries in August through October that attract song birds.
Beatutyberry 
Planting Area 60
CREEPING LIRIOPE (LIRIOPE SPICATA)

Grows well in either full sun or light shade. The bloom is a stiff spike that sometimes is not seen for the plants foliage.
 Creeping liriope
Planting Area 61 - 62
(Steel Edging Only)
 
Planting Area 63
AMERICAN BEAUTYBERRY (CALLICARPA AMERICANA)

Native to the southern United States, this plant produces large clusters of purple berries in August through October that attract song birds.
 American beautyberry
Planting Area 64
DWARF SOUTHERN WAXMYRTLE (MYRICA PUSILLA)

Evergreen shrub with light olive green colored leaves. Native to Texas, it grows well in sun to shade. Females of this species produces silvery blue-grey berries. New spring growth produces a bayberry scent.
 Dwarf southern waxmyrtle
Planting Area 65
INDIAN CURRANT CORALBERRY (SYMPHORICARPOS ORBICULATAS)

Deciduous shrub that is native to Texas with dull green leaves. Small greenish-white flowers produce showy clusters of berries. The shrub is attractive to birds and butterflies.
 Indian currant coralberry
Planting Area 66
CREEPING LIRIOPE (LIRIOPE SPICATA)

Grows well in either full sun or light shade. The bloom is a stiff spike that sometimes is not seen for the plants foliage.
 creeping liriope
Planting Area 67
OAKLEAF HYDRANGEA (HYDRANGEA QUERCIFOLIA) 'BRIDO SNOW FLAKE'

White/near white blooms in the late spring and early summer. Grows best in sun to shade.
 Oakleaf hydrangea
Planting Area 68
ASIAN JASMINE (TRACHELOSPERMUM ASIATICUM)

Generally prefers partial shade, but will grow well in full sun as well. Small fragrant flowers mid-summer through early fall.

PURPLELEAF WINTERCREEPER (EUONYMUS FORTUNEI COLORATUS)
Very hardy and the leaves keep a green spring color in the warm months and in the winter months, the leaves take on a purple tone that keeps a colorful appearance year-round.
asain jasmine

Wintercreper
Planting Area 69
WOOD FERN (THELYPTERIS KUNTHII)

Native to Texas, bright-to-medium green fronds that turn bronze in fall. Dappled sun to shade. This fern is an excellent ground cover in deep shade where many other ground covers may not grow.
 Wood fern
Planting Area 70
(Steel Edging Only)
 
Planting Area 71
ASIAN JASMINE (TRACHELOSPERMUM ASIATICUM)

Generally prefers partial shade, but will grow well in full sun as well. Small fragrant flowers mid-summer through early fall.

PURPLELEAF WINTERCREEPER (EUONYMUS FORTUNEI COLORATUS)
Very hardy and the leaves keep a green spring color in the warm months and in the winter months, the leaves take on a purple tone that keeps a colorful appearance year-round.
 asain jasmine

Wintercreeper
Planting Area 72
MEXICAN PLUM (PRUNUS MEXICANA)

Small, deciduous, planting range through Texas, OK, AR, MO and to the northeast; reliable fall color; blooms in the spring with white flowers.
 Mexican plum
Planting Area 73
CREEPING LIRIOPE (LIRIOPE SPICATA)

Grows well in either full sun or light shade. The bloom is a stiff spike that sometimes is not seen for the plants foliage.
 Creeping liriope
Planting Area 74
PURPLE MUHLY GRASS (MUHLENBERGIA CAPILLARIS)

Open and airy, dense glittering clouds of vivid color. The texture of these plumes adds delicate softness to the garden. Grow in full sun average to dry soil with very good drainage. Drought tolerant. Does not tolerate winter wetness.
 Purple muhly grass
Planting Area 76-79
(Numbering not used)