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*Last entry is an hour before closing

How to Grow Plants in a Container Garden

Registration for this class is now closed. We hope to see you for another Horticulture & Gardening class soon! Want to know how to plant an eye-catching and long-blooming container garden that is low-maintenance and able to survive the temperature extremes of North Texas? In this class, you will learn the design principles of using […]

Tis the Season for Dehydration: Watering During a Heatwave

It’s officially summer time in Texas, meaning every day brings hotter and hotter temperatures. But humans aren’t the only ones who suffer in the heat—our plants feel it, too. The good news: it’s not hard to create a garden that is water efficient.

For Reliable Summer Color, Look to Red Yucca

Many plants flower in May and into June, but as the temperatures rise, the blooms fade away and then stop altogether. Not red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora.) This Texas native combines easy care and drought tolerance with reliable color all summer long. “It’s one of the most carefree plants you can find,” says Sr. Horticulturist Steve Huddleston.

Successfully Grow Orchids at Home to Create Your Own World of Orchids

Red striped phalaenopsis orchids

The Rainforest Conservatory is currently filled with an orchids from every corner of the globe. You might think you could never evoke a tropical paradise in your own home, but orchids are more accessible than you might think. With a few simple tips, you can create your own World of Orchids.

Hellebores Bring Delicate Color to the Early Spring Garden

White hellebore flower with red speckles and yellow center

Tulips and daffodils get the spotlight in early spring in North Texas, and its easy to see why. Bright, cheerful and colorful, they dazzle the eye in the winter sunlight. But another plant can be found flowering at the same time. In shady corners and under trees, hellebores are opening their richly colored blooms against dark green foliage.

Begonias Brighten January Days with Winter Blooms and Amazing Variety

Orange blooms on a begonia against dark green leaves

Midwinter is a quiet time outside in the Garden, with most plants dormant until the days grow longer. But in the greenhouses devoted to the Garden’s Begonia Collection, excitement is growing as these remarkable plants get ready to bloom. Learn more about the incredible variety of begonias and get started growing your own.

Look to Cabbage for Winter Color—and a Touch of Horticultural Magic

Ornamental cabbage

In stories of wizards and witches, transfiguration is described as the magic of turning one object into another. With the wave of a wand, a magician can turn a teacup into a hedgehog, a rabbit into a hat, or a human into a cat. Here in the real world, transfiguration remains impossible—mostly. One plant species seems to have the magical ability to transform into a bewildering variety of forms and shapes. You may have enjoyed one of these forms for dinner last night. You may be growing another in your flowerbeds. Brassica oleracea isn’t magic, but it may be as close as we muggles can get.

Plant Seeds Now for a Wonderland of Wildflowers This Spring

Texas Wildflowers

November is the month to plant wildflower seeds, and this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. A little effort now can pay off with a glorious, pollinator-friendly display come spring. Texas is famous for its wildflowers, and some may volunteer themselves in your yard. But for best results, plan ahead.