Native Plant Society of Texas –
Native Prairies Association of Texas –
Master Naturalists
Master Gardeners
Audubon Society
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Destinations / Resources

Operation NICE (Natives Instead of Common Exotics) –
Calendar of Local Green Events –
Identification of Milkweeds in Texas –
DFW Green Source: A Dallas/Ft. Worth Environmental News & Community Resource –
Texas Wildscapes: A Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program—
Grow Green—
Texas SmartScape—
Texas Tree Planting Guide—
City of Irving Native Plant Guide—
Web Soil Survey. National Resource Conservation Survey—
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Plant Database –
Texas Grey water Code –  Learn more about these native bees
To find a list of nature apps: Website & app for reporting personal observations of any plant or animal species in the world.
Rain Gardens at
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension at
Inviting Nature Back Home by North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist
A great butterfly garden resource found by Jackie, a middle school student
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center‎
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Fort Worth Nature Center
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Heard Natural Science Museum
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
River Legacy Living Science Center
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Trinity River Audubon Center
Spring Creek Nature Preserve

Nurseries and Growers

Blooming Colors—2221 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, TX 76051, 817-416-6669,
Bruce Miller Nursery—1000 E Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75231, 972-238-0204,
Brumley’s Garden—10540 Church Rd, Dallas, TX 75238, 214-343-4900,
Covington’s Nursery and Landscape—5518 Pres. George Bush Hwy, Rowlett, TX 75089, 972-475-5888,
Four Seasons Nursery—3333 E. University, Denton, TX 76208, 940-566-2172,
GreenMaker Nursery—3030 Northwest Loop, Stephenville, TX 76401, 254-965-7273,
H.I.S. Nursery—3080 E Hwy 67, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254-396-1943,
Lavender Ridge Farms—2391 CR 178, Gainesville, TX 76240, 940-665-6938,
Meador’s Nursery—2612 Ft. Worth Dr, Denton, TX 76205, 940-382-2638,
Native American Seed—(mail order only), Junction, TX, 800-728-4043,
Native Plant Sales by your local Native Plant Society Chapter
North Haven Gardens—7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, 214-363-5316,
Painted Flower Farm—3801 Lariat Rd, Denton, TX 76207, 940-382-3789,
Randy Johnson of Randy Johnson Organics
Redenta’s—2001 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-823-9421 & 5111 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016, 817-451-2149,
Rohde’s Organic Nursery—1651 Wall St, Garland, TX 75041, 972-864-1934,
Ron’s Organics—1820 S Beltline Rd, Mesquite, TX 75181, 972-329-4769,
Schmitz Garden Center—3714 Old Settlers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75022, 972-724-3040,
Shades of Green—7401 Coit Rd, Frisco, TX 75035, 972-335-9095,
Stuart Nursery, Inc—2317 Fort Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76087, 817-596-0003,
The Tree Place—5501 East I-20, Ft Worth, TX 76119, 817-561-9248,
Weston Gardens in Bloom—8101 Anglin Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76140, 817-572-0549,

Regional Landscape Architects and Designers specializing in natives

Carol Feldman of Feldman Design Studios –
Randy Johnson of Randy Johnson Organics
Carrie Dubberley of Dubberley Landscaping
Michael Parkey –

Sustainable Landscaping

Native Landscape Certification Program
Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Wildscapes Certification
Landscape for Life at
Sustainable Sites Initiative at
US Environmental Protection Agency at
US Environmental Protection Agency at
Yard Wise at
Texas AgriLife Extension, Earth Kind at


A Field Guide to Texas Trees by Benny Simpson, 1999, Taylor Trade Publishing
Butterfly Gardening for Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi, 2013, Texas A&M University Press
Common Texas Grasses by Frank W. Gould, Stephen L. Hatch, 1979, Texas A&M University Press
Gardening Success with Difficult Soils: Limestone, Alkaline Clay and Caliche by Scott Ogden, 1992, Taylor Trade Publishing
Guide to Texas Grasses by Robert B. Shaw, 2012, Texas A&M University Press
How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest by Jill Nokes, 2001, University of Texas Press
Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region by Andy and Sally Wasowski, 2003, Taylor Trade Publishing
Remarkable Plants of Texas by Matt Warnock Turner, 2013, University of Texas Press
Shinners & Mahler’s Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas by George Diggs, Barney Lipscom, & Robert O’Kennon, 1999, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife by Kelly Conrad Bender, 2009, Texas A&M University
Wildflowers of Texas by Geyata Ajilvsgi, 2003, Shearer Publishing
Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country by Marshall Enquist, 1989, Lone Star Botanical

Document / Handouts

NPSOT Resources – Trifold with most of the above
Native Texas Shade Plants – Compiled by Cindy Kearney

Plant Care Instructions

For best gardening success, group plants according to their moisture and sunlight requirements. Trim native annuals and perennials at the end of June and occasionally throughout the growing season to promote more blooms and to maintain a neater appearance. Trim spring-blooming shrubs after they bloom.

Light Requirements
For plants requiring full sun, plant them where they will get at least 6 hours of sun each day. For part sun/part shade, plant them where they will get 2-3 hours of sun each day. For dappled shade, plant them under a tree where the canopy is not so dense as to block the sun out all together. For shade plants, plant them where there is little or no sun.
Soil Preparation
Most transplanted perennials will establish a root system more quickly in soil that has been amended with compost.
Planting Instructions
Dig holes a few inches larger than the pot size. Fill holes with water before planting. Let the water drain away and fill the holes again. When the water has drained away, set the plants in the soil at the same depth as they were in the pots. Fill soil around the root ball and gently firm the soil around the plants. Water the plants and mulch with three inches of shredded leaves or bark.
Water Requirements
For the first two weeks after planting, keep the soil moist. Most native plants are drought tolerant after they have become established. Very few plants tolerate poor drainage.

Visit the Lindheimer Chapter’s page for more great info.

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