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I found this article a bit late, it appears. However it is just in time for me. It has been a long time since I had a flower garden to anticipate. When I planned, planted, and enjoyed mine it was xeroscaped with perennials and it just kept getting better and better through the years. But that was in the Texas Hill Country on top of a plateau where the soil was only 6 inches deep before hitting soft rock we called leche, but I don't know its scientific name. When it rained the water run off turned white, looking very much like milk, because of this rock. So I had to raise the beds and augment the soil and my garden thrived because of the year of preparation I put in before planting. Now I can have plants that are more acclimated to a higher rainfall because I live just west of Paris. This article has given me so many good reminders of those plants that I had to reject but which I can now invite into my flower beds.
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The Estate of Things
I have never heard of this milk-like rock. You faced some pretty serious gardening challenges in TX. A whole new world is opening up now in Paris. Thanks for sharing.
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