The incredible 2500-mile journey of a monarch butterfly happens twice a year. In spring, as the weather warms, the roosting butterflies of Mexico spread their wings to fly north. As soon as spring milkweed plants are available for depositing eggs, mating begins. It will take several generations to complete the northern trek. However, in the […]
Buchanan’s Native Plants Blog
Native plants. The term has different meanings for different gardeners. There are Texas natives, US natives and those plants that act like natives. All in all, what most of us want in our garden are low maintenance plants that are attractive and functional. Plants that are not invasive and are a benefit to wildlife. When […]
This week I read several tweets from garden bloggers about planting container gardens for their Moms and it got me to thinking… What a wonderful way to express your creativity and make a truly unique gift. Container gardening is not without challenges in our Houston summers, but here are some basic tips that will help […]
Bring the kids to this informative summer workshop. Learn about the life-cycle of the butterfly, look at actual chrysalises, and see what plants you need to create a butterfly habitat.Class is limited to 30 students. Open to children 4 and up with an accompanying adult.
Tropical Fruit Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 pm Mangos, bananas, papaya and more! Learn how to care and grow a taste of the tropics in your backyard from Hermann Park landscaper, Dany Milikin.
Miniature Container Garden Workshop Saturday, May 7 @ 10:00 am Create your dream garden in miniature! In this hands on workshop choose from a variety of miniature garden accessories and plants to take home. The class is free, we ask that you just pay for the supplies that you use.
Texas Tough Perennials Saturday, February 20 @ 10:00 am Looking for perennials that are low maintenance and Texas tough? Buchanan’s own, Diane Bulanowski has the answer! Come to this informative class about Texas natives.