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Square Foot Gardening at Shades of Green

February 25, 2020

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 […]

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Gardening New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2020

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, […]

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How to attract monarch butterflies to your garden

Attracting Monarch Butterflies

November 18, 2019

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 […]

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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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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.