Want a US native plant that will add a dramatic pop of purple to your garden? Then American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is for you! Its berries shine at the end of summer when many flowering plants are on the decline. Birds love the berries too!
Want a plant that is going to add a bright pop of pink to your Texas garden? Look no farther than Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)! This is a beautiful shrub native to the Edwards Plateau and Trans Pecos regions of Texas, as well as parts of Mexico.
If you want to bring your yard alive with pollinators, Gregg’s Mistflower is a must-have plant for your garden. Come fall, its fluffy purple blooms will be covered with Queen butterflies, and plenty of Monarchs too.
If you love butterflies and moths and are concerned about their population declines, then this is the post for you. We need more butterfly host plants in our yards!
Hummingbird Bush (also called Flame Acanthus) is the perfect hummingbird magnet in your garden. You’ll love growing this low-maintenance Texas native plant.
Most Texans only see bluebonnets for their roadside photographing potential. They don’t realize they can easily grow them at home! I’m sharing my tips for growing Texas bluebonnets, whether you start a meadow of them or incorporate them into a perennial bed. This native Texas wildflower is a must have in your yard.
If you live in Texas, Autumn Sage (Salvia Greggii) is the plant for you! This low-maintenance native perennial is a profuse bloomer and hummingbird magnet.
These 5 flowering trees of Central Texas are not only native to the state, but they are gorgeous when they are in bloom. Add one to your yard!
Did you know your yard can be so much more than a yard? It can be a certified wildlife habitat! Just a few thoughtful additions can make your yard the most popular place on the block for birds, pollinators and the insects we critically need to sustain life!
This post is for those of you that live in the San Antonio area (like me!). I am giving you my best tips on where to find native plants to purchase (or in some cases, get for free)!