Use our great tools to participate in Native Plant Week. The following links will help you find what to plant, how to plant, how to prune and where to find great native plants to add to your landscape.
Special NEW Resource: The Drought Resource Center – Learn ways to combat the drought at your home.
WHERE TO BUY NATIVE PLANTS & WHAT TO PLANT
Find Native Plant/Seed Suppliers by Location from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Native Plant Database from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Find Plants Recommended for any of the Six Regions of Texas – Click on the part of Texas you want highlighted in the “Recommended Native Plants by State” map, and Narrow The Search with the search parameters on the right once you are in your region.
Download a brochure on the Dangers of Invasive Species[pdf] from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Search the Texas Invasives Database to find out if a plant in your area is an aggressive, non-native tree that competes with native plants for resources.
To see questions that Mr. Smarty Plants at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has answered from your area, visit Ask Mr. Smarty Plants and select a topic, enter your city or zip code, or use any other search criteria. You can also click on the second link below the Search Smarty Plants box to submit your own native plant question online. Also, see: How-to Article on Pruning a Tree
ALL ABOUT TREES
- Trees Recommended for Under Utility Lines – Visit the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.
- All 53 Oak Species Found in Texas – View all of them in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin.
- An article on the value of trees, the thousands of years they can live, and their historic preservation from a 2008 issue of Wildflower magazine.
- A 2008 Wildflower magazine article on the value and history of oak trees worldwide, including Austin’s Treaty Oak.
- View a List of Native Trees that can serve as alternatives to invasive trees occurring in Texas.
National Wildlife Federation’s Get Outside Program (with information on making a difference at home, in your backyard, at school, on campus and in your area).