The question always begins, “Neil … what’s the best time to plant … ?” By the time they finish the sentence, my mental data bank has whirled through the 44 years that I’ve lived here in North Texas. Plant by plant, each answer will be somewhat different. And so, if you’d permit a rather unorthodox column this week, here are my thoughts on as many different types of plants as I can fit into this space.
These planting times, of course, are irrespective of our current water curtailments. Discuss your plans with your local professional nursery expert, and let him or her help you fine-tune them.