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Plant Profile: Texas Skullcap

August 12, 2019

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 also called: Pink Skullcap, Pink Texas Skullcap, Texas Pink Skullcap, Cherry Skullcap, and Texas Rose Mexican Skullcap. Whatever you call it, this is an excellent ground cover for North […]

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Plant Profile: Sun Drops

August 4, 2019

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 should seriously consider Sun Drops (Calylophus berlandieri  and/or Calylophus hartwegii). This native Texas perennial is very heat and drought tolerant and is excellent for mass plantings or […]

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Plant Profile: Bee Balm

July 28, 2019

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. Peter’s Purple is a tall, eye-catching, variety that commands attention. It grows 4-6 feet tall and it DOES spread. I mean, it really, really S […]

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Plant Profile: Texas Star Hibiscus

July 21, 2019

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. They come in a variety of bright colors – oranges, reds, and yellows of every shade. Pot a few in poolside planters and you can […]

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Brillo Verde Tree Farm

July 8, 2019

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 and ships off plants ready to sell through the Shades of Green retail store in Frisco. Shades of Green management will come by and let […]

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Remembering Brice

July 5, 2019

Remembering Brice Creelman 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 May 22, 2019. Like so many of us in this business, Brice was a true plant person. He loved to travel, being on the road, having somewhere to […]

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