When I first started gardening in earnest (about six years ago), I was enthralled with the idea of a perennial border.
What a concept- year after year of perpetually blooming flowers with no additional work or cost.
And then I remembered where I lived… on the border of deep South Texas and Mexico.
I garden in that tiny strip (below) at the southern most tip of Texas-
two inches from the surface of the SUN.
My solution? I planted white plumbago bushes around the perimeter of the backyard.
I had an instant perennial border that loved the sun and grew bushy in spite of me.
* It is different than blue plumbago , and the prettiest flowers in a yard full of greenery are usually white.
* It doesn’t mind being planted in soil similar to concrete.
* Large plants in my area are only $8.00 each.
* It loves full sun, very little water, and it is so bushy and bossy it holds everything behind it in making it the best gardening girdle you can find.