I'm trying to find some plants for our new home. I don't know much about gardening or plants and need help.

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I live in the southern tip of Texas where the weather is mainly over 80 degrees all year long. Our winters don't go below the 40s or 50s and I need some plants that are tough enough to survive hot, humid weather year round. Any web sites on plants or any ideas on what to plant? Palm trees do well aroung here, but I would also like some colorful plants.
Note: Our summer weather starts in May in the high 80s and get up to 100s in June, July, and August!!

if you want color, you will have to plant annuals, which are beautiful but must be replanted every year (that's why they are called annuals). If you want greenery, then perennials are your best best. Perennials are good in that they come back every year, but they aren't very colorful. It sounds like you live in a pretty mild climate, so you might have luck with the annuals, they may not ever die on you. I like snapdragons, peonies (very fragrant and much easier to grow than roses) and gardenias. For perennials, nothing beats the hardy mum.

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  1. Hope Says:

    Palm trees and different color of roses.
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  2. Wolfpacker Says:

    If you are looking for back drop plants or cover to hide air conditioning units & etc, variegated privettes grow very easy.
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  3. serena_morris70 Says:

    if you want color, you will have to plant annuals, which are beautiful but must be replanted every year (that's why they are called annuals). If you want greenery, then perennials are your best best. Perennials are good in that they come back every year, but they aren't very colorful. It sounds like you live in a pretty mild climate, so you might have luck with the annuals, they may not ever die on you. I like snapdragons, peonies (very fragrant and much easier to grow than roses) and gardenias. For perennials, nothing beats the hardy mum.
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  4. the polish tomato Says:

    Here is a great site for you to research your plant needs. it's the Texas A&M Horticulture site . It's great and they are in your part of the country so they will know everything about South Texas.
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  5. xenomenot Says:

    Dear New homeowner,
    There are so many plants of color that will grow beautifully in your area. Texas Fire-wheel is a pretty red and yellow daisy like flower that grows wild there. There are several varieties of Flags, Bachelor Buttons, Cosmos,Flowering Yucca, etc… There are hundreds of web sites who can answer more questions. Also there are some great gardening groups all over the web. I know you will find everything your heart desires and I congratulate you on your new home. I know you will be busy having fun with it.
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  6. Kate M Says:

    okay they have several and I live in florida and we have the same weather as you all . Here goes : snake plants ,elephant ears,pathos,hostas ,roses , Impatients as long as you put them in the shade . good luck and I hope I helped .
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