Organizations

Native Plant Society of Texas – www.npsot.org
Native Prairies Association of Texas – www.texasprairie.org
Master Naturalists http://txmn.org/
Master Gardeners http://mastergardener.tamu.edu/
Audubon Society www.audubon.org
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/

Destinations / Resources

Operation NICE (Natives Instead of Common Exotics) – www.npsot.org/wp/resources/nice
Calendar of Local Green Events – http://public.ntmn.org/calendar
Identification of Milkweeds in Texas – https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_rp_w7000_1803.pdf
DFW Green Source: A Dallas/Ft. Worth Environmental News & Community Resource – http://greensourcedfw.org/
Texas Wildscapes: A Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program—www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/wildscapes
Grow Green—http://www.growgreen.org
Texas SmartScape—www.txsmartscape.com
Texas Tree Planting Guide—http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu/index.html
City of Irving Native Plant Guide—http://cityofirving.org/parks-and-recreation/pdf/native-plant-guide.pdf
Web Soil Survey. National Resource Conservation Survey—http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Plant Database – www.wildflower.org/plants
Texas Grey water Code – http://greywateralliance.org/texas.html
http://texasbumblebees.com/  Learn more about these native bees
To find a list of nature apps: http://txmn.org/files/2013/02/Nature-Apps-for-Smart-Phones1.pdf
iNaturalist.org Website & app for reporting personal observations of any plant or animal species in the world.
Rain Gardens at http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/raingardens/
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension at http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu/calculators/
Inviting Nature Back Home by North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist http://public.ntmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Inviting-Nature-Home-all-09-25-14.pdf
A great butterfly garden resource found by Jackie, a middle school student http://www.avasflowers.net/a-guide-to-butterfly-gardens
Botanical Research Institute of Texas www.brit.org/
Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center www.clearcreekdenton.com/‎
Fort Worth Botanic Garden www.fwbg.org
Fort Worth Nature Center www.fwnaturecenter.org
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center www.fossilrim.org
Heard Natural Science Museum www.heardmuseum.org
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center www.wetlandcenter.com
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area www.ias.unt.edu/llela
River Legacy Living Science Center www.riverlegacy.org/
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center http://dogwoodcanyon.audubon.org/
Trinity River Audubon Center www.trinityriver.audubon.org
Spring Creek Nature Preserve http://www.springcreekforest.org/

Nurseries and Growers

Blooming Colors—2221 Ira E. Woods, Grapevine, TX 76051, 817-416-6669, www.bloomingcolorsnursery.com
Bruce Miller Nursery—1000 E Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75231, 972-238-0204, www.brucemillernursery.com
Brumley’s Garden—10540 Church Rd, Dallas, TX 75238, 214-343-4900, www.brumleygardens.com
Covington’s Nursery and Landscape—5518 Pres. George Bush Hwy, Rowlett, TX 75089, 972-475-5888, www.covingtonnursery.com
Four Seasons Nursery—3333 E. University, Denton, TX 76208, 940-566-2172, www.fourseasons91.com
GreenMaker Nursery—3030 Northwest Loop, Stephenville, TX 76401, 254-965-7273, www.greenmakernursery.com
H.I.S. Nursery—3080 E Hwy 67, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254-396-1943, www.facebook.com/H.I.S.Nursery
Lavender Ridge Farms—2391 CR 178, Gainesville, TX 76240, 940-665-6938, www.lavenderridgefarms.com
Meador’s Nursery—2612 Ft. Worth Dr, Denton, TX 76205, 940-382-2638, www.meadornursery.com
Native American Seed—(mail order only), Junction, TX, 800-728-4043, www.seedsource.com
Native Plant Sales by your local Native Plant Society Chapter www.npsot.org
North Haven Gardens—7700 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75230, 214-363-5316, www.nhg.com
Painted Flower Farm—3801 Lariat Rd, Denton, TX 76207, 940-382-3789, www.paintedflowerfarm.com
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, www.redentas.com
Rohde’s Organic Nursery—1651 Wall St, Garland, TX 75041, 972-864-1934, www.beorganic.com
Ron’s Organics—1820 S Beltline Rd, Mesquite, TX 75181, 972-329-4769, www.organicdynamics.com
Schmitz Garden Center—3714 Old Settlers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75022, 972-724-3040, www.sgcdfw.com
Shades of Green—7401 Coit Rd, Frisco, TX 75035, 972-335-9095, www.shadesofgreeninc.com
Stuart Nursery, Inc—2317 Fort Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76087, 817-596-0003, www.stuartnurseryinc.com
The Tree Place—5501 East I-20, Ft Worth, TX 76119, 817-561-9248,
www.thetreeplace.com
Weston Gardens in Bloom—8101 Anglin Dr, Ft Worth, TX 76140, 817-572-0549, www.westongardens.com

Regional Landscape Architects and Designers specializing in natives

Carol Feldman of Feldman Design Studios – www.feldmandesign.com
Randy Johnson of Randy Johnson Organics
Carrie Dubberley of Dubberley Landscaping
Michael Parkey – http://www.michaelparkey.com/

Sustainable Landscaping

Native Landscape Certification Program http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/
Texas Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Wildscapes Certification http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/wildscapes/wildscape_certification.phtml
Landscape for Life at www.landscapeforlife.org
Sustainable Sites Initiative at www.sustainablesites.org
US Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/epawaster/conserve/rrr/greenscapes/index.htm
US Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/greenacres
Yard Wise at www.yardwise.org
Texas AgriLife Extension, Earth Kind at http://earthkind.tamu.edu/

Publications

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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