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Planting onions in North Texas

January 25, 2021

It’s late January in North Texas, and that means it’s time to plant your onions. Check out our video below or scroll down to read. Onions are Easy It’s late January in North Texas, and that means it’s time to plant your onions. Here in Collin County, these will go in the ground late January […]

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Planting Your Vegetable Garden

March 2, 2020

Planting Your Vegetable Garden Spring is coming up soon. It’s time to start planning your garden. Planting your vegetable garden in North Texas is not a difficult task and we can help you out with what to plant and how. Prep the Soil We all know that the soil is the foundation of a garden. […]

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Square Foot Gardening at Shades of Green

February 25, 2020

Welcome to Our Garden Shades of Green has our own vegetable garden where we grow fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. The design is based on the principles of Square Foot Gardening as created by Mel Bartholomew. Square Foot Gardening is one of the easiest and most productive gardening systems ever invented, requiring a fraction of […]

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Gardening New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again. Gardening should be a part of your New Year’s resolutions. We can help you out with some ideas to get you started. Native Plants Introducing native plants is always a good idea. They tend not to get invasive and help attract native wildlife to your garden. This includes animals, […]

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How to attract monarch butterflies to your garden

Attracting Monarch Butterflies

November 18, 2019

Gardens serve many purposes in our everyday lives. Some gardens are just for aesthetics or to fill in empty space, while others are used to attract wildlife and insects. Attracting butterflies and other wildlife always performs better when it is properly planned out with the correct plants. Choosing the right plants all depends on the […]

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Why Choose Texas Native Plants

October 29, 2019

Texas can have some very harsh weather. Northern Texas can have some very arid summers with little rain (with an average of 37” a year). Of course native plants are the way to go. They are acclimated to the Texas environment and can thrive in the weather but are also resilient to the various insects […]

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Shades of Green wants you to succeed at gardening in North Texas. Our blog is one of the many places we share our knowledge and expertise with our great customers. If you have any plant related questions, please contact us. We’re always happy to help.