Top 10 Texas Native Plant Nurseries

Top 10 Texas Native Plant Nurseries

Are you looking for Texas natives for your garden? These 1o Texas native plant nurseries are a must visit!It is not always easy to find native trees and perennials at your local garden center. However these Texas nurseries are some of the best for stocking a great selection of native plants for your Texas garden. In fact, many of them only carry Texas native plants!

5 Reasons to Grow Cutleaf Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia)
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5 Reasons to Grow Cutleaf Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia)

​Looking for a beautiful native wildflower to add to your garden? Look no further than Cutleaf Daisy, also known by the common name Engelmann’s Daisy and scientific name Engelmannia peristenia! One of my favorite Texas native plants, Cutleaf Daisy has large, showy yellow flowers through spring and summer. It can handle full sun and intense heat, and is drought tolerant thanks to its deep taproot.

5 Reasons to Grow Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata)
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5 Reasons to Grow Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata)

​Agarita (Berberis trifoliolata or Mahonia trifoliolata) is an evergreen shrub with holly-like foliage that thrives in full sun and provides year-round interest in your garden. It has clusters of fragrant yellow flowers in early spring, bright red berries in summer, and evergreen foliage throughout winter!

Wildflower Identification: 10 Common Seedlings to Know!
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Wildflower Identification: 10 Common Seedlings to Know!

Have you sowed some wildflower seeds and want to be able to identify what is starting to sprout? Here is your wildflower identification field guide! I hope these photos will help you identify common Texas wildflowers while they are still seedlings, also known as basal rosettes.

Here in Texas, these seedlings start appearing long before spring! I’ve listed them by their common name and scientific names, along with a photo of the seedling and the wild flower in bloom.

Top 7 Texas Evergreen Shrubs

Top 7 Texas Evergreen Shrubs

ne of the questions I get from readers most often is, “What native Texas evergreen shrubs and plants can I incorporate into my yard?” We have become accustomed to evergreen landscapes thanks to non-native shrubs like Sunshine Ligustrum, Nandina, and Japanese Boxwood.

The reality is that there are not a ton of Texas native plants that are evergreen, but there are a handful of great options. Read on for the 7 best evergreen shrubs native to Texas.

Top 5 Costa Rica Butterflies to Spot on Your Trip

Top 5 Costa Rica Butterflies to Spot on Your Trip

Planning a trip to Costa Rica? Be prepared to see some beautiful species of butterflies float by while you are there! These 5 Costa Rica butterflies are a “must see” on your trip.
It is always fun to see butterflies that are so different from those we see in our yards in the United State – like a giant Owl butterfly floating above your table while eating dinner on a restaurant patio (this happened to us!).