Finding plants that will grow in shade can be challenging, but there are more options than you think. This Shades of Green Shopping Guide provides our Top 10 picks of best Native Perennials for Shade, listed by size, shortest to tallest. Native plants evolved to survive and thrive in the harsh, hot summers and unpredictable […]Read More
There are so many great Texas native sun-loving perennials that choosing one (or some) can be a real challenge! To make things easier, we’ve put together this Shades of Green Shopping Guide with our Top 10 picks of best Native Perennials for full sun. For your convenience, they are listed by size, shortest to tallest. […]Read More
If you hope to see hummingbirds in your landscape, then you need plants that hummingbirds feed on. This Shades of Green Shopping Guide provides our Top 10 picks of best Perennials for Hummingbirds. Most are native to Texas and all are perennials, plants that go dormant in winter, but return year after year. They are […]Read More
Butterflies are a welcome addition to any landscape. If you aren’t seeing as many butterflies as you’d like in your garden, it may be because you don’t have the right plants. Every species of butterfly needs two types of plants. Host plants are where butterflies lay their eggs. Upon hatching, the caterpillars feed on the […]Read More
“Are there any plants rabbits won’t eat?” That’s a question we hear a lot at the nursery, and the answer is YES! There are plenty of plants rabbits tend to avoid and this Shades of Green Shopping Guide lists 50 of them – and these are just the perennials, plants that come back each year. […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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