If I asked you if you could identify every plant growing in your yard, would you be able to do it? I sure wouldn’t have been able to until recently.
Before moving to San Antonio, Texas I had never heard of Ashe Juniper (Juniperus ashei). Often called “Mountain Cedar” by locals, it is the cause of the dreaded Cedar Fever.
Want to start a native wildflower garden? Check out these top five online sources for native wildflower seeds.
Want to transform part of your yard into a native wildflower garden that attracts a variety of bees and butterflies! I’m showing you the 10 steps to prep a wildflower garden and get it ready for blooms!
Want an ornamental grass that performs well in the shade? Then Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) is the grass for you! This beautiful grass is native to the US from the Plains to the East Coast and has beautiful drooping seed heads that turn a golden brown in fall.
Besides winning the award for cutest name, Frog Fruit (phyla nodiflora) is an awesome fast growing ground cover. It brings your yard alive with pollinators that love visiting its dainty white flowers for nectar. Native to many states in the US!
Today I’m talking all about Turk’s Cap (malvaviscus arboreus) – a plant native to my state of Texas! It is a great entry level plant if you are looking to add more native plants to your yard. It performs well in a variety of conditions and its prolific blooms attract hummingbirds and pollinators.
Do you have nandina growing in your yard? If you live in the Southern US, there is a good chance you do! However, here are 5 reasons why you may want to consider replacing this plant with something else.
Join me as I experiment with growing native plants in my own backyard! Check out the first three phases of my native landscape design.
This gardener gift guide for Christmas 2020 was made with native plant lovers in mind! These nine garden and nature gifts will make any nature lover happy.