This year is looking like it’s going to be a beautiful year for crape myrtles. Early types are already stunning and the later varieties are filling with buds. These are things you may not have known about this wonderful plant.
Purple works in just about every garden. It goes with most brick colors and it plays well with just about every color plant out there. Here are some purple-hued plants that have performed well for The Garden Guru in North Texas.
Folks have some peculiar notions about what will and won't work in the landscape in North Texas, from home-brew pesticides to plant selection. The Garden Guru is here to address questions with as much diplomacy as he can muster.
It's tough to find plants that not only thrive in the shade but add some color to the landscape. Luckily, this North Texas gardening expert is here to help by spreading the word on these proven performers.
These small trees, some of them flowering, like southern magnolia and crape myrtles, do well in DFW. And don't overlook some hollies, such as possumhaw and willowleaft, that can be trained or trimmed into tree form.
You put so much time and effort into those potted plants, only to lose them in a cold snap. Greenhouses can salvage your investment. You can design one yourself, or buy one from a manufacturer or a DIY kit.