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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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Plant Profile: Blackfoot Daisy

October 1, 2019

Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum) is one of the most popular plants we sell at Shades of Green. It’s a bushy, low-growing, native Texas perennial that loves hot, dry conditions. It tolerates almost any type of soil, whether rocky, dry, sandy, or caliche, so long as it has good drainage. This plant DOES NOT like wet […]

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Plant Profile: Black-Eyed Susan

August 29, 2019

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 […]

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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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