Weather conditions here in north Texas can be very hard to withstand for some plants. The hot summers and frequent storms will really put the plants in your garden to the test. By knowing which plants perform well in this kind of weather conditions, you can make your garden a beautiful place all year round. This week we’ll tell you how to do just that and we will also show you great examples of stunning north Texas gardens.
A lot of perennial plants have little to no problem withstanding the north Texas climate. Salvia is one of those perennials that’s being used in a lot of professional gardens in this area. It can handle both hot and dry weather and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance. There are so many different types of Salvia plants that it will be easy to find one that complements your garden in the best way possible.
Herbs are also great to have in your north Texas garden. The hot weather suits them well and they are also able to survive when it starts to freeze.
Because there’s not much rain here on average, you’ll want to have plants that only need a small amount of water. This is why native plants are an excellent choice. You won’t have any problems finding beautiful native plants that fit the style of your garden. This type of plan also brings in insects and birds, which is very beneficial for your garden.
Because images say a lot more than words, we have put together 8 of our favorite gardens in North Texas. We hope you enjoy them just as much as we do.
The variety of flowers is overwhelming in the Botanical Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. All of the Arboretum’s 19 gardens have their own different style. It’s open daily from 09.00 to 17.00 with free entrance for members.
This photo was shot in the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park. The park is completely free of charge to visit, so don’t hesitate to go there if the japanese style of gardening inspires you.
Dallas Baptist University is connected with of the American Public Gardens Association. There are many different gardens at the campus. Watching the sunset from this area of the garden shown below, is particularly awesome.
If you have a big garden, adding some water to it will definitely pay off. This garden has been featured in the Dallas Morning News and Ennis Now Magazine and it’s not hard to see why.
These azalea flowers are part of the Azalea Trail of the River Oaks Garden Club in Houston. This type of plant performs well in north Texas gardens and are a very colorful addition. The River Oaks Garden Club is associated with many gardening events and public gardens in the area. They definitely know what they’re doing.
If you struggle to find the right plants for your garden, you can also choose to add character to it with statues and stones. This north Texas garden exemplifies this really well.
This pavilion can be found at the Oval Rose Garden in Fort Worth’s Botanic Garden. It’s mostly used for wedding ceremonies and can hold up to 75 people. A very idyllic place to get married.
We like to end the collection with this nearly perfect garden, built around a pond with waterfall. Although it would be difficult to create something similar in your garden, it can still give you an idea of the countless possibilities.
Which of these north Texas gardens is your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below.