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10 Key Steps for Planting Native Texas Trees in November

10 Key Steps for Planting Native Texas Trees in November

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Written by Tessa Wilson
Planting native Texas trees in November can be quite successful thanks to the milder weather which is ideal for root establishment.
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What Is A Native Replacement For My Crape Myrtle?

What Is A Native Replacement For My Crape Myrtle?

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Written by Derek Carroll
It’s hard to imagine a summer without the colorful blooms of the Crape Myrtle. From brilliant whi...
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How to Attract Fireflies to Your Garden Party

How to Attract Fireflies to Your Garden Party

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Written by Derek Carroll
Twinkling fireflies have delighted generations, but recently the luminescent partygoers are low in attendance. Fear not, for you can be the backyard hero and bring back the firefly fest with a handful of hosting tricks. Let's get into the illuminating world of fireflies and bring the sparkle back to your yard!
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Revitalizing Bird Populations: A Guide for Nature Enthusiasts

Revitalizing Bird Populations: A Guide for Nature Enthusiasts

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Written by Doug Landrith
Recent years have seen a concerning decline in bird populations, with up to a 25% decrease noted. Research from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology links this decline to factors like habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use. Nonetheless, we, as nature enthusiasts, can make a difference. Encouraging birds to visit our gardens is a positive step. Native Gardeners advocates for the use of native plants, which naturally offer birds both sustenance and shelter. Below are some effective strategies for attracting birds to your garden
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How Non-Native Plants Are Contributing to a Global Insect Decline, summary

How Non-Native Plants Are Contributing to a Global Insect Decline, summary

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Written by Doug Landrith
We wanted to share with you this amazing article encouraging us as to why we should be adding mor...
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Thirst Trap, some advice for lawn lovers

Thirst Trap, some advice for lawn lovers

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Written by Doug Landrith
                                                                                           Thirs...
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Texas Bluebonnets, a wild drive.

Texas Bluebonnets, a wild drive.

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Written by Ariel Bergman
While the first thought that comes to mind about Texas’ highways is that they’re always riddled w...
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Native Gardeners partner with the N.I.C.E plant program at NPSOT

Native Gardeners partner with the N.I.C.E plant program at NPSOT

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Written by Doug Landrith
Are you looking for a way to bring some natural beauty and local flora into your yard? Do you wan...
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Are There any Flowering Plants Deer won't eat?

Are There any Flowering Plants Deer won't eat?

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Written by Doug Landrith
Are you tired of constantly worrying about deer munching on your beautiful garden? Well, you're n...
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Are there any Deer Proof Natives with Woody Growth?

Are there any Deer Proof Natives with Woody Growth?

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Written by Doug Landrith
As a kid, I remember watching Bambi and thinking deer were the cutest animals ever. But as a grow...
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The Ten Best Lawn Replacements For Shade in North Texas

The Ten Best Lawn Replacements For Shade in North Texas

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Written by Derek Carroll
Here at Native Gardeners, one of the questions we get asked most frequently is, “Why can’t I get ...
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How We Came to Bee, Native Gardeners' One Year Anniversary

How We Came to Bee, Native Gardeners' One Year Anniversary

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Written by Dorothy Yoakam
 We all strive to have a profession that replenishes our souls, along with our bank accounts. How...
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Mulch Ado About Nothing

Mulch Ado About Nothing

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Written by Ethan Katz
As the weather continues to grow hotter, our gardens need all the help they can get to survive th...
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow, How to Plant by Color

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, How to Plant by Color

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Written by Dorothy Yoakam
Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly, troubles melt like lemon drops, and gardens bloom with...
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Start to Finish, Our Process from Design to Installation to Maintenance

Start to Finish, Our Process from Design to Installation to Maintenance

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Written by Dorothy Yoakam
Trying to design, install and maintain your dream landscape can be such a headache! Planning, sav...
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It’s Nice to Meet You, What to Expect with our Consultation Meetings

It’s Nice to Meet You, What to Expect with our Consultation Meetings

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Written by Sonja Spray
An outdoor landscaping project can seem daunting at first. It is our goal to give you a space yo...
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Spilling the Tea on Potpourri Boulangerie, The Flowers we Planted at our Favorite Tea House.

Spilling the Tea on Potpourri Boulangerie, The Flowers we Planted at our Favorite Tea House.

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Written by Dorothy Yoakam
Nestled in Oak Cliff, you will find a lovely tea house dripping with casual elegance, Potpourri B...
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Casting for the Right Role, How Do I Plant a Garden by Height?

Casting for the Right Role, How Do I Plant a Garden by Height?

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Written by Dorothy Yoakam
Who is the star of the show in your garden? We all love the leading character, but when the cast ...
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The Blossoming History of the White House Rose Garden

The Blossoming History of the White House Rose Garden

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Written by Doug Landrith
Explore the rich history of the White House Rose Garden, from its humble beginnings to a symbol of American resilience. Witness its recent revitalization, blending historical integrity with modern enhancements. Join us on a journey through time and nature, uncovering its timeless allure.
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A Rose by any Other Planting

A Rose by any Other Planting

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Written by Derek Carroll
“A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Romeo & Juliette) - William Shakespeare …. I...
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Rose Pruning: How Do You Do It?

Rose Pruning: How Do You Do It?

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Written by Derek Carroll
Pruning encourages growth Don’t be afraid. It is almost impossible to kill a rose by over-pruning...
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Venus Verticordia

The Goddess of Roses, Aphrodite

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Written by Derek Carroll
 If the scent of rose is in the air, then it must be the season of Aphrodite. She was otherwise k...
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Unveiling the History and Ecology of the Blackland Prairie

Unveiling the History and Ecology of the Blackland Prairie

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Written by Doug Landrith
Deep in the heart of Texas lies the Blackland Prairie, a testament to ecological resilience and human heritage. Once sprawling across millions of acres, this fertile land supported diverse plant and animal life while shaping the region's cultural identity. Despite urbanization and agriculture's encroachment, conservation efforts persist, safeguarding what remains of this vital ecosystem. Through stewardship and dedication, the Blackland Prairie endures, offering a glimpse into the past and a promise for the future.
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What is a Xeriscape anyways?

What is a Xeriscape anyways?

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Written by Doug Landrith
"Xeriscaping is the process of landscaping, or gardening, that reduces or eliminates the need for...
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Trimming Native Grasses: How Do I Do It?

Trimming Native Grasses: How Do I Do It?

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Written by Derek Carroll
One of the things we love most about Native Grasses is their winter presence long after the land...
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Copeland Color Map

Our 2021 Year In Review

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Written by Doug Landrith
2021 was a crazy year. For Derek and I especially, the past year has felt like something of a rol...
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