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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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.