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Supply and Demand

March 17, 2021

To all our valued customers, Please be prepared for longer than normal wait times. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, and subsequent shelter in place and stay at home orders, there has been an unprecedented demand for plants nationwide. Combined with the historic winter storm and power outages we just experienced, supplies of plants have never […]

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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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Our New Vegetable Garden

March 15, 2019

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 […]

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Shades of Green Celebrates 25 Years in Frisco

February 16, 2019

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 […]

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Houseplants are Good for You

December 16, 2017

…and NASA says so! Like most things, houseplants come and go in popularity. You have your tried and true houseplants like a Pothos Ivy or a Dracena. And then you have the ones that explode in popularity after a couple of hipsters put them on their Instagram… I’m looking at you Fiddle Leaf Fig! No […]

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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.