Fall Planting

November is a great month to plant in Central Texas as well as a great time to watch native plants come alive. Here are a few of our sites with lush fall plantings.

At the entrance to Amarra the plants have just been put in the ground but the gulf muhly is already showing its beautiful fall color.

Gulf Muhly at AmarraLawn and drift planting at AmarraAmarra Entrance Median Planting






Similarly, at Live Oak Trails gulf muhly and creeping germander complement the grey tones that the cooler autumn months bring.

Live Oak TrailsLive Oak Trails Gulf Muhly






An update to one of our more established projects, the Keystone School in San Antonio has been freshened up with new plantings that continue to bring interest to the courtyard.

Keystone School Courtyard EntranceKeystone School CourtyardKeystone School Courtyard Planting






Finally, here is a list of our favorite plants to plant in the fall and our favorite plants to observe during this season!

Planting suggestions:
-Any wildflower seeds
-Don’t plant creeping lantana (an early frost can kill them if they’re not established yet)
-Winter vegetables such as lettuces, beans, garlic, shallots, onions, and peas

Plants to look for in Autumn:
-Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
-Big Muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri)
-Fall Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium)
-Yaupon Holly and Possumhaw Holly (Ilex vomitoria and decidua)
-Gregg’s Mistflower (Conoclinium greggii)
-Flameleaf Sumac (Rhus lanceolata)
-Most native grasses

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