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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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Plant Profile: Blackfoot Daisy

October 1, 2019

Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) is one of the most popular plants we sell at Shades of Green. It’s a bushy, low-growing, native Texas perennial that loves hot, dry conditions. It tolerates almost any type of soil, whether rocky, dry, sandy, or caliche, so long as it has good drainage. This plant DOES NOT like wet […]

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Recharge Your Soil

September 2, 2019

Better Soil Nutrition = Stronger Growth = Improved Quality Recharge is magic for your soil. It’s a natural soil conditioner, replacing the need to apply tons of compost to achieve organic matter and microbes in the soil. The powder is mixed with water creating a dark brown coffee color. A little goes a long way, […]

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Top 4 Lawn Products for North Texas

August 31, 2019

A little work now means fewer weeds later It’s time to treat your lawn. Again. Yes, I know it feels like you just did that back in the spring, maybe even gave it a bit of fertilizer in mid-summer, but now fall is approaching, so prep your spreader and go forth! Why? Because a little […]

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Plant Profile: Black-Eyed Susan

August 29, 2019

Black-Eyed Susan Brightens Gardens with Abundant Blooms Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida) is a bright, beautiful native Texas perennial that thrives in full-sun. It’s one of the most popular perennials in the United States with good reason. Its stunning, golden-yellow, daisy-like flowers contrast wonderfully against its dark green foliage and it blooms and blooms and blooms! A common […]

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Plant Place Profile: Myers Park

August 27, 2019

Myers Park is the Place to Peruse Plants that Perform When you’re looking at a 4-inch sized annual, a 1-gallon perennial, or a 3-gallon shrub at Shades of Green Garden Center, it can be difficult to imagine what it will look like when it’s full-grown. Sure, you can read the tag or ask one of […]

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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.