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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 80
ROUGHLEAF DOGWOOD (CORNUS DRUMMONDII)

Small, deciduous, planting range through Texas, OK, AR, MO and to the northeast; off-white flowers in the late spring.
Roughleaf dogwood 
Planting Area 81
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 82
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 83
ELAEAGNUS (ELAEAGNUS X EBBINGEI)

Rugged, dependable, evergreen shrub with silvery green leaves. Small fragrant white flowers bloom in early spring. Grows well in full sun or nearly full sun.
 Elaeagnus
Planting Area 84
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 Sea Oats
Planting Area 85
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 86
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 87
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 88
FORSYTHIA (FORSYTHIA X INTERMEDIA) 'LYNWOOD GOLD'

Vivid gold yellow flowers early in the spring. Wide upright branches.
 Forsythia
Planting Area 89
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 90
(Steel Edging Only)
 
Planting Area 91
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 92
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 93
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 94
ELAEAGNUS (ELAEAGNUS X EBBINGEI)
Rugged, dependable, evergreen shrub with silvery green leaves. Small fragrant white flowers bloom in early spring. Grows well in full sun or nearly full sun.
 Elaeagnus
Planting Area 96
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 97
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 98
(Steel Edging Only)
 
Planting Area 99-104
(Numbering not used)