Want to smile every time you look out at your garden? Fill it will sunny yellow perennial flowers that are native to your local area. Not only will they brighten your garden, they will bring it alive with pollinators! These 10 awesome yellow perennial flowers to add to your flower beds. Many of them are profuse bloomers that will provide a pop of yellow from from early spring until late summer.
Do you want your garden to be bursting with color with perennial flowers that bloom all summer? Then these 10 native perennials are for you! Each of these long-blooming native plants not only LOOK good, they DO good by serving as butterfly host plants and important nectar sources for pollinators. Native perennials are low maintenance, hardy plants that thrive in their local climates. Once established, they require very little regular watering beyond the average rainfall. Plant a mix of these for a wide range of colors and consistent pops of color throughout the season.
Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula) is a beautiful species of Milkweed with clusters of star-shaped blooms and a unique green flower color. I personally think it is the prettiest Milkweed of all! Here are five reasons to grow it in your garden.
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!
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.
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!
Minimizing garden maintenance is possible with these simple tips including: 1) Growing hardy native plants, 2) Prepping your garden bed like a pro to prevent weeds, and 3) Following a simple maintenance schedule through out the year.
The Red Yucca plant is a striking addition to Texas landscapes. It looks especially great in rock gardens and other xeriscapes. This evergreen, sun loving plant has coral red flower spikes that hummingbirds love! Check out these five reasons to give this Texas native a try in your yard!
Looking for a new shrub or bush to add to your Texas yard? Skip the exotic options and shop local instead! Choose native Texas shrubs to add interest to your landscaping while providing food for pollinators, birds and wildlife.
These 15 shrubs are some of the best that Texas has to offer! Most of these are very low maintenance and tolerate drought conditions like champs. They would make a great addition to your yard.
Have you worked hard to make your native plant garden a reality? Time to celebrate by making your garden official with a native plant garden sign! A beautiful sign not only makes your garden feel special, it can also help spark conversations with neighbors about the importance of growing local plants in our own yards.