If you hope to see hummingbirds in your landscape, then you need plants that hummingbirds feed on. This Shades of Green Shopping Guide provides our Top 10 picks of best Perennials for Hummingbirds. Most are native to Texas and all are perennials, plants that go dormant in winter, but return year after year. They are […]Read More
Butterflies are a welcome addition to any landscape. If you aren’t seeing as many butterflies as you’d like in your garden, it may be because you don’t have the right plants. Every species of butterfly needs two types of plants. Host plants are where butterflies lay their eggs. Upon hatching, the caterpillars feed on the […]Read More
“Are there any plants rabbits won’t eat?” That’s a question we hear a lot at the nursery, and the answer is YES! There are plenty of plants rabbits tend to avoid and this Shades of Green Shopping Guide lists 50 of them – and these are just the perennials, plants that come back each year. […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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