Engelmann’s Daisy

This cheerful perennial grows up to 3 feet tall in full sun. The bright yellow flowers bloom from March until July, with the greatest occurrence during the spring. This is […]


Sun or light shade. A leafy green vegetable, often with brightly colored neon stalks. In Texas chard is often used as a winter annual, alongside other ornamentals. Depending on conditions, […]


Sun. Kale is a cool-season leafy green vegetable with high nutritional value. It’s considered much closer to the original wild form of cabbage, but unlike domesticated cabbage, kale’s leaves don’t […]


Rocky limestone soil in well-drained east- or north-facing sites, shaded by oaks or junipers. Madrone is evergreen, with white flowers in spring. It may be Texas’ loveliest tree, with peeling […]

Meyer Lemon

Lemon leaves and fruit.

Best in sun, but tolerates shade. Evergreen. Meyer is a citrus-tangerine hybrid popular with home gardens due to its compact size and abundant fruit. The lemons are plump, juicy, and […]


Guayacan flowers.

Sun or partial shade, often found growing in thickets of Southwest Texas. Its leaves appear to grow straight out of the branches, giving it a narrow upright form even in […]


Sun or partial shade. Evergreen. A very large evergreen shrub, with abundant creamy flowers in spring. When it comes to photinia, most buyers are thinking of red-tipped photinia, whose new […]


Partial shade or morning sun. Evergreen. A small tree or large shrub related to citrus, with glossy trifoliate foliage, white flowers, and unusual lobed seedpods (for a citrus) which explode […]