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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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