The Garden Guy: North Texas Gardeners Need 24-Karat Gold for the Cool Season Garden

By Norman Winter

The cool season landscape is a real joy after a blazing August has departed, and the cooler September temperatures signal cool season planting time is rapidly approaching to the North Texas gardener. Pansies, violas, dianthus, heuchera are just a few of the plants giving us the promise of riotous color. To me, however, it is the addition of gold or chartreuse that makes the cool season container or flower bed.

Mixed containers or landscape entrances that feature the pockets of gold or chartreuse, if you will, are the ones that seem to have everyone mesmerized. It is the chains of gold from Goldilocks lysimachia, the Louisiana Super Plant Lemon Ball sedum, and the looking good-enough-to-eat Golden Lemon thyme that offer 24-karat gold of riveting color.

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