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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: 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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Native Plants: Giving Wildlife a Place to Call Home

Posted on September 01, 2018 | 0 comments

Thanks to their beauty, vitality, and versatility, native plants are finally enjoying their day in the sun. Native plants occur naturally in a specific geographic region and have evolved to thrive in the conditions of that environment, including the climate and soil. They’re typically more tolerant of drought and stress, they need less water, they’re less prone to disease, and they don’t take as much work. Whether you choose native trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, or groundcover, native plant species are an important part of any North Texas garden.

Native plants offer another significant benefit: They provide a habitat for wildlife, from mammals to pollinating insects. To put it simply, native plants give wildlife a place to call home.

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