After spending summer seeking refuge from the heat, it’s time to find joy in the outdoors again! Gardening in the fall brings about an appreciation of the mild weather and provides beauty to our homes. It’s the perfect time to plant trees, divide perennials or add color with weather appropriate annuals due to the cooler air temperatures, still-warm soil, and (fingers crossed) more rain.
Whether you are just beginning (or just thinking about beginning) or are an experienced gardener, the experts at Shades of Green will help you find whatever you need to help your garden thrive. With more than 40 years of experience in Texas horticulture, they specialize in the native and well-adapted plants known to grow in this region. They offer a full range of products and services to help your garden grow. Shop native flowers, trees, shrubs, seeds, ornamental grasses, and more in the nursery, and get your mulch, compost, organic fertilizer, and other supplies in the garden center.
This October, the experts at Shades of Green will offer clinics to help you prepare your yard for the Fall and into the Winter. The clinics – held rain or shine – are free and begin at 1 pm at the Celina location. You’ll receive 30-45 minutes of quality instruction from our professional staff followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
Learn more and shop at Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, 1213 E. Sunset Blvd - Celina TX, ShadesOfGreenInc.com
Cool Season Color
Saturday, October 7
With the excessive heat of summer finally over, it's time to replace warm season marigolds, vinca, and zinnias with flowers that can make it through the winter. There are a variety of annuals and perennials that will bloom from fall to spring, and Shades of Green will tell you what they are! Topics covered in this clinic include cold season annuals and perennials and maintenance and protection tips to keep your garden beautiful throughout the season.
How to Grow Fruit Trees
Saturday, October 14
Did you know that fall and winter are great times to plant fruit trees in North Texas? Have you dreamed of growing apples, pears, peaches, or figs in your own backyard but haven't because you don't know the answers to these questions? If so, join us for this gardening clinic covering the best fruit trees for North Texas, how and when to plant them, and care and maintenance of fruit trees.
Tree Pruning for Beginners
Saturday, October 21
From Live Oaks to Crape Myrtles, all trees benefit from regular pruning. Fruit trees especially need to be pruned each year to better support the weight of the next season's crop. But proper pruning is as much an art as it is a science. Knowing where to make cuts can seem daunting to many homeowners. Shades of Green will help solve the mysteries of pruning at this gardening clinic covering what, when, and how to prune a tree.
Preparing Your Yard for Winter
Saturday, October 28
Winter is coming. Unless you want to risk losing most of your shrubs to the snow and ice (remember the four days of ice and snow last February or the epic winter storm of February '21?), there are steps you need to take to prepare your plants for the coming cold, rain, unseasonably warm weather or whatever might happen in a North Texas winter! Learn what to do, how to do it, and when to do it for your lawn, trees, shrubs and flowers.