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Native Plant PDFs

March 8, 2022

We’re often asked, “What plants are native?” That’s a hard question to answer because Texas is a huge state, with a LOT of native plants. Even if we narrow it down a bit, to just our little part of the Lone Star State, it’s still a long list. Collin County is part of the Blackland Prairie ecoregion, […]

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Easy Houseplants You Will Love

February 17, 2022

If you are new to houseplants, use this guide as a quick reference while you shop. Snake Plant – Sansevieria Indirect sunlight is best. Use succulent or cactus potting soil. Allow soil to dry completely between watering. Aloe – Aloe vera Place in bright light. Plant in cactus potting soil mix. Allow soil to completely dry […]

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Get to Know Lenten Rose

February 1, 2022

Quick Facts: * Evergreen perennial – Zone 6-9 * 12-18 inches tall x 15-24 inches wide depending on cultivar * Plant in part shade to full shade * Large, cup-shaped, rose-like, usually nodding flowers bloom from late * fall to early spring * All parts of plant are poisonous to humans if ingested! Enjoy Winter […]

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Holiday Hours

December 9, 2021

Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape has special holiday and seasonal store hours. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Please note the following: Shades of Green will close at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 21 for our staff Christmas party. Shades of Green will be closed for the holidays December 24 – January 4. […]

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The Harvest, Box #11

October 30, 2021

Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape is pleased to announce that we have leased garden box #11 in The Harvest at Frisco Commons, Frisco’s new community garden. According to the city website, “The Harvest at Frisco Commons is a communal space managed by the City of Frisco that offers raised garden boxes for annual rental, […]

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Planting Garlic in North Texas

October 14, 2021

October is when you want to plant garlic in North Texas. Watch the video below for details, or scroll down to read the blog. October in North Texas means it’s time to plant garlic. Why? Because garlic takes eight to nine months to mature. If you want to be harvesting next summer, you need to […]

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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.