As a retired Dallas County Master Gardener, I am fond of promoting our Help Desk for folks in the Dallas area. If you have horticultural questions, please call 214.904.0353. It’s a free service available Monday-Friday 8-4:30.
Click here to connect to check out the DCMG.
The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club is a wonderful group of gardeners to hang out with on the fourth Sunday of the month. Click here to visit the website.
Lady Bird Johnson was an amazing woman & did so much for our state as far as reaching out & showing how beautiful native plants can be. The Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas is a beautiful place to wander & see native plants in action. Their website is an excellent resource for information as well. Click here to visit.
If you live in North Central Texas, the TX Smartscape website is a go to place for searching for plants that love to grow in our conditions. It’s a well done site that goes over the principals of being WaterWise & covers the basic information on benefits, design, plus care & maintenance. Click here to visit.
Here is an article about Eco-friendly landscaping & how it can be one of the simplest and most sustainable ways to save energy. Click here to be directed to Save on Energy's website.
My go to books are:
Texas Gardening the Natural Way by Howard Garrett
Landscaping with Native Texas Texas Plants by Sally Wasowski & Julie Ryan
How to Grow Native Plants of Texas & the Southwest by Jill Nokes
The Garden-Ville Method by Malcolm Beck
Nature's Best Hope - A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Own Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy
I also love the Texas Gardeners magazine. It’s a mix of organic & non organic methods of gardening and always has helpful tips on what needs to be done in the garden each month as well as sage advise from gardeners that have been around the block a time or two. Click here to check out their website.
The City of Dallas has this great PDF. Please feel free to click & print below
This is my Pinterest link on garden love is http://pinterest.com/chrissycm1965/garden-love/
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