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GALVESTON MONTHLY |
SEPTEMBER 2017
A
number of plants have become increasingly
accepted as the norm when planning a
southern landscape backdrop, usually
because they create an almost instant effect of
lushness and abundance and are for the most part
quite inexpensive. Touted and oversold at garden
centers due to their high profit margin, and overused
by landscapers because of their immediate aesthetic
impact, many are indeed attractive when first bedded
and will most likely not become problematic for a
period of time. However, many of these landscaping
choices will eventually become difficult to control
and manage. Whether in the form of pests, disease,
or high maintenance, challenges will inevitably arise.
By Jan Brick
Oversold
&
Overused
Plants in the Landscape
&
Overgrown Pompass Grass