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Growing native plants is the key!

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Cenizo (Texas Sage) – A Beautiful Native Evergreen Shrub!
    Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens), also known as Texas Sage, is an awesome evergreen Texas native plant to add to your garden. Its gray-green leaves add beauty throughout the year, while it is periodically has displays of prolific purple blooms after a rain, giving it the nickname “Barometer Bush”. 
  • Top 7 Texas Native Ground Covers
    There are several great native Texas ground covers, and each deserves a spot in your garden. These low-growing plants are often overlooked but they can provide beautiful interest, an additional dose of color, a natural weed barrier, and soil erosion control.
  • Snake Herb: A Cool Native Texas Ground Cover
    Don’t be turned off by its name: Snake Herb (Dyschoriste linearis). This beautiful Texas native ground cover won’t give you any snake bites! Just lovely petite purple flowers that attract butterflies. This perennial native ground cover is relatively fast-growing. Add it to a sunny area of your garden with well-drained soil for best results!