Organic Gardening

Want to plant a tree?

Trees are best planted when they are dormant. A recent article in the Dallas Morning News listed these 6 trees as top choices for North Texas, according to some of our more famous local garden experts:

Mexican Plum, Cedar Elm, Chinkapin Oak, Bald Cypress, Lacebark Elm, and Desert Willow (pictured)

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Check it out!

http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/home-and-gardening/headlines/20111130-six-trees-to-plant-now-in-dallas-area.ece?ssimg=391648#ssStory391095

FABULOUS SEED LINK

French_Radish

If you are looking for a great variety of wonderful seeds for your cool season garden check out this link recommended by the Dervaes family.

If you are not familiar with the Dervaes family follow them on this link or facebook.

Pictured above:  French Radish

NATIVE PLANTS FOR TEXAS

NATIVE PLANTS FOR TEXAS.

Gailon Hardin did a wonderful presentation on the importance of using natives in the landscape.

Some are old favorites & some were new to me. I am in total agreement that plants need to be beneficial to other critters.
That biodiversity is what is critical in maintaining a healthy environment as well as to conserve our most precious resource, water!
As always, I love that all of these plants serve as nectar & host plants for a variety of butterflies not to mention a great food source for birds.

Agarita

American Beauty Berry

Blue Mist Flower

Bur Oak

Butterfly Weed

Cedar Elm

Chinquapin Oak

Coral Honeysuckle

Crossvine

Flame Acanthus

Lindheimer Muhly

Mealy Blue Sage

Mexican Plum

Passion Vine

Possumhaw Holly

Red Columbine

Red Yucca

Salvia Greggii

Yaupon Holly

Zexmenia

For more information click on www.txnativeplant.org.

Submitted by Chrissy Cortez-Mathis