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Plant Profile: Texas Skullcap

Pink Skullcap: a great Texas plant from Mexico by way of North Carolina Scutellaria suffrutescens is a plant known by many names. We typically call it Texas Skullcap, but it’s…

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Plant Profile: Sun Drops

Brighten Up Your Flower Bed Border with Sun Drops If you’ve been searching for a low-growing, heat-loving border plant, that blooms profusely and can take a Texas summer with ease, then you…

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Plant Profile: Bee Balm

Attract Bees to Your North Texas Garden with Peter’s Purple Bee Balm Any cultivar of Bee Balm is an excellent choice for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your yard.…

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Plant Profile: Texas Star Hibiscus

Texas Star Hibiscus Provides Hardy Tropical Flair For many in North Texas, tropical hibiscus are the go-to plant for a splash of summer color, and it’s easy to understand why.…

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Brillo Verde Tree Farm

Brillo Verde Tree Farm Brillo Verde is the tree farm – and source of most of the trees and plants – for Shades of Green. It’s located in Collinsville, Texas…

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Remembering Brice

Remembering Brice Creelman Brice Creelman 1956-2019 We here at Shades of Green are saddened by the loss of our long-time colleague Brice Creelman, who passed away peacefully at home on…

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Our New Vegetable Garden

We recently renovated and completely overhauled the vegetable garden at Shades of Green. Why? Because the old version, call it staff-veggie-garden-1.0, just wasn’t working. Since the mistakes that were made…

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Shades of Green Celebrates 25 Years in Frisco

Shades of Green, Inc., a full-service, family owned and operated garden center, is celebrating their 25th and 20th anniversaries – 25 years in Frisco, and 20 years at their location…

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How to Grow Fruit Trees Successfully

Tips for a fruitful harvest under Collin County conditions Fruit. Everybody loves fruit. It just seems so difficult to grow your own. It’s really not. It will require a little…

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Tips & Tricks For A Better Lawn

Lawn Care Lawn care is something that can be over looked at times. Sure you may water and mow, but that is just scratching the surface. Here is some friendly…

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