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Native Plant PDFs

March 8, 2022

We’re often asked, “What plants are native?” That’s a hard question to answer because Texas is a huge state, with a LOT of native plants. Even if we narrow it down a bit, to just our little part of the Lone Star State, it’s still a long list. Collin County is part of the Blackland Prairie ecoregion, […]

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Easy Houseplants You Will Love

February 17, 2022

If you are new to houseplants, use this guide as a quick reference while you shop. Snake Plant – Sansevieria Indirect sunlight is best. Use succulent or cactus potting soil. Allow soil to dry completely between watering. Aloe – Aloe vera Place in bright light. Plant in cactus potting soil mix. Allow soil to completely dry […]

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Get to Know Lenten Rose

February 1, 2022

Quick Facts: * Evergreen perennial – Zone 6-9 * 12-18 inches tall x 15-24 inches wide depending on cultivar * Plant in part shade to full shade * Large, cup-shaped, rose-like, usually nodding flowers bloom from late * fall to early spring * All parts of plant are poisonous to humans if ingested! Enjoy Winter […]

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Planting Onions in North Texas

January 25, 2021

It’s late January in North Texas, and that means it’s time to plant your onions. Check out our video below or scroll down to read. Onions are Easy It’s late January in North Texas, and that means it’s time to plant your onions. Here in Collin County, these will go in the ground late January […]

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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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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.