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Latest Blog Posts

  • Top 35 Texas Deer Resistant Plants
    Looking for Texas deer resistant plants? You’ve come to the right place! While there may be no such thing as deer-proof plants, these Texas native plants are your best bet for keeping the deer away. While a native garden should feed all wildlife including deer, adding these plants to your garden will help ensure there will be some food left over for the other species!
  • Top 7 Native Texas Vines to Grow!
    Want to add some native Texas vines to your garden? You have some beautiful ones to pick from! They provide nectar for pollinators, serve as host plants for butterflies and moths, and some provide fruit for birds! They are a great alternative to non native vines commonly sold at the nursery such as Star Jasmine, Chinese Wisteria, and English Ivy.
  • The BEST Trick to Prevent Weeds in Flower Beds
    Wouldn’t it be nice to prevent weeds in flower beds without a lot of work? It is possible with this eco-friendly trick – create a weed barrier using cardboard and wood mulch to prevent weeds from growing in the first place! Also called “sheet mulching”, this simple garden bed prep can make weed-free flower beds a reality! I swear by this method for all my native plant garden beds.Read on to see how easy it is to do!