We recently renovated and completely overhauled the vegetable garden at Shades of Green. Why? Because the old version, call it staff-veggie-garden-1.0, just wasn’t working. Since the mistakes that were made are the same mistakes I’ve seen other new gardeners make, they’re worth pointing out. First, the beds were too wide. A raised bed vegetable garden […]Read More
Shades of Green, Inc., a full-service, family owned and operated garden center, is celebrating their 25th and 20th anniversaries – 25 years in Frisco, and 20 years at their location at 7401 Coit Road. Established in 1977 in College Station, Shades of Green relocated to Frisco in 1994, occupying a large yellow Quonset-style barn on […]Read More
Tips for a fruitful harvest under Collin County conditions Fruit. Everybody loves fruit. It just seems so difficult to grow your own. It’s really not. It will require a little homework though. To start with, fruit trees need “chilling hours,” which are hours under 45 degrees. Since we live in Texas, some fruit trees don’t […]Read More
Lawn Care Lawn care is something that can be over looked at times. Sure you may water and mow, but that is just scratching the surface. Here is some friendly information that can help your yard look that much better. Grass Cycling A simple and easy method of making your grass stronger, just raise your […]Read More
What to do with all those Plums How’s your fruit tree looking? A couple of weeks ago, my parents were up to their ears in red plums. We decided that it was time to crank out the old jelly recipe and make bath of plum jelly. I have had plum jelly my entire life, but […]Read More
Some of my favorite picks for those shady areas If I had a nickel. This is a common conversation starter when a customer comes into the garden center looking for a little landscape help. What once was a hot, sunny yard is now a shaded, patchy lawn. Sometimes the best thing to do is to […]Read More
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