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.
Have you heard of the grape Kool-Aid tree? If you live in Texas, there is a good chance you have! The Texas Mountain Laurel tree is an evergreen, drought-tolerant tree with beautiful six inch clusters of purple blooms in March and April. It is a great pollinator plant to add to your yard!
Want a beautiful Texas tree for your yard? Try a Texas Redbud tree (Cercis canadensis var. texensis). Not only are its purple spring blooms stunning, but it offers important nectar for pollinators and seeds for birds. This small, drought tolerant tree is low maintenance and easy to find at nurseries.
Texas roadsides and fields come alive with Texas wildflowers each spring. But you don’t have to take a drive to see them, you can grow native Texas wildflowers right in your own yard. It is easy to do and a great way to bring your yard to life with butterflies and bees each spring!
One of the trickiest garden challenges can be growing plants successfully in the shade. I’m here to tell you it is easy with the right Texas shade plants! Check out my top 10 favorite Texas native plants to grow in shady areas.