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Sun Exposure: Giving Your Plants What They Need

Posted on October 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Successfully introducing a new plant into your garden requires that you get to know each other. And part of that process is finding out how much sun your new plant needs – and what kind of sun.

Your plant may have come with sun exposure guidelines, or you may have found these guidelines by searching online. You may know that the blackfoot daisy does best in full to part sun, while autumn sage can handle both sun and part shade. But what does that mean, exactly, and does it matter?

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The Host with the Most: Plants That Attract Butterflies and Other Creatures

Posted on October 20, 2018 | 0 comments
Butterfly season can be very inspiring to budding and seasoned gardeners alike. How do you attract these and other delicate creatures to your garden? We all know that adult butterflies feed on nectar, and adding nectar plants to your garden is usually the first step to attracting butterflies, but it should not be the only one. Your garden also needs host plants. 

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Plant Focus: Buttonbush, A Delightful Surprise

Posted on September 26, 2018 | 0 comments
Buttonbush has a graceful growing habit and is a handsome shrub, but can be easily overlooked. That changes around May when it starts blooming. Its flowers are perfectly round creamy puffs that look out of this world. The shrub is covered in blooms for a few weeks and usually buzzing with bee and butterfly activity.  It is truly a showstopper during that time.

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Plant Focus: Tough As A Rock Rose

Posted on September 13, 2018 | 0 comments
Rock rose does not need much. It is not demanding other than asking for good drainage and some sun. It takes our North Texas weather in strides and laughs in the face of heat and drought. In return for some room in your garden, it will shower you with bright pink flowers that open in the morning and close in the evening.

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Plant Focus: The Mighty Turk's Cap

Posted on September 06, 2018 | 0 comments
If you are going to plant just one native plant in your garden, Turk’s cap should be it. It is a workhorse of a plant that is extremely versatile and perfect for beginners as it is not particular about soil or sun exposure. 

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