Spring has definitely arrived in North Texas, and if you had any doubts, those tornado sirens yesterday should have sealed the deal! We all know that this time of year can bring crazy weather, but the reward is lush green trees and colorful flowers. We are so fortunate here in North Texas to have an abundance of plants that can thrive in this climate. Have you been wanting to plant a garden, but just didn't know what to pick? This could be the year that you transform your space with a splash color, a zen garden, maybe even a water feature...
What to Plant in North Texas Right Now
Spring is a great time to get started on planting an array vegetables that will be ready to harvest come mid-summer and into early fall. Use old barrels as planters and grow your own peppers, peas, squash, cucumbers, okra, even cantaloupe and watermelon... This handy list from Texas A&M can help you keep track of what to plant and when!
Native Plants- Beautiful and Cost-Effective
Maybe flowers are more your thing? There are two things that you need to consider when choosing flowers for your garden- water and sunlight. Most of the veggies that grow here are pretty hardy and love to soak up the sun. Flowers can be much more temperamental, and the last thing that you want to do is spend a bunch of your hard-earned cash on flowers that die a few weeks later. With how unpredictable the last few summers have been here, choosing native plants is a smart way to go. There are many beautiful flowers and flowering shrubs native to North Texas, and since they're native Texans, they tend to be a bit tougher than your average flower. Native plants use less water, as they are accustomed to this environment, and will thrive in the bright sun all summer. You can find native plants at all kinds of nurseries and home improvement stores all over North Texas; just ask an attendant to point you in the right direction.
Spring is Here, so Let's Get Planting!
As they say, there's no time like the present, and they couldn't be more right in this case. Most of the tastiest veggies need to go in the ground now, and if you want a flowering garden by June, you better get moving. Of course, if you just want to pay someone else to do it, we could probably recommend someone...