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Royal Empress Tree...grows 10-15 ft per year. Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.

Bamboo garden-yard...backyard - screen I think this might be a great way to move shade around if you planted it in pots with casters

Lavender Hidcote - This easy-to-grow sun perennial thrives in full sun & normal garden soil. Plants vigorously grow to form mounds of fragrant, silvery foliage 18" tall & 24" wide. This drought-tolerant & hardy perennial has extremely fragrant foliage & flowers

I need to plant some of this around my deck! How to Use Lemon Grass To Repel Mosquitos

How to Use Lemon Grass to Repel Mosquitos - Seeds Of Real Health

The Ultimate Guide to Studying Plants and Flowers - hands-on projects, experiments, printables, and more!

Umbrella plant. Does VERY well in D/FW. Spreads and is perennial. Can get to 6'high.

Italian cypress Does well in Dallas/Ft.Worth.

Simple, weed-free way to grow veggies. 2 cubic ft bag of potting soil, poke holes in back for drainage, lay bag to allow drainage and keep cool, cut top, leaving 4 inch border. Rake soil to even and loosen, evenly sprinkle seeds. Sprinkle lite covering of soil on seeds, spray-mist to water in. To harvest, use a pair of scissors, cut, don't pull the plants out. Water often, the bags are shallow. Keep moist, not wet.

Best Six Large Shade Trees for North Texas

Heat tolerant plants; Butterfly gardens; Rose gardens

Growing produce directly in a potting soil bag. (From Kim Anderson Desmuke on North Texas Vegetable Gardeners FB page)

How to Plant a Tree via Small Notebook...and she lives in North Texas

Great fast growing tree for Texas. "Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.

North Texas Gardening Info ♥ Has a calendar for when to start planting things

Purple Sensation Allium... Possible flower for North Texas. Plant ASAP if wanted for spring.

North Texas planting guide.

Vitex tree, or Chaste tree. It is a deciduous shrub that is commonly trimmed into a small tree. This fast growing shrub gets to an average size of 15′ high by 15′ wide. This sun loving shrub will bloom all summer long until early fall. Normal bloom times in North Texas are from May to September. It is a well adapted plant for most landscapes in Texas, but loves well drained soil and needs full sun to get the best blooms. The most common bloom color is lavender, but there are some pink and white.

Some native Texas plants. Heat and drought tolerant, which means low maintenance!

Plants for Texas! Native plants include: Texas Sage, Autumn Sage, Hill Country Aster and Gulf Muhly Grass. The adaptive plants are Rosemary, Trailing Rosemary and Knockout Rose! (Texas Land Design)

10 Of the fastest growing shade trees