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 […]
Drip Irrigation 101 Saturday, July 23 @ 10:00 am Learn how to be water-efficient and keep your plants moist through the summer. Learn from Buchanan’s own Steve Goggelmann and Clay Emery how to set up your own drip irrigation system in your yard.
Growing Gingers Saturday, July 9 @ 10:00 am Want to grow gingers? Learn from the expert – Linda Fields! A favorite grower here at Buchanan’s who loves to share her knowledge and love of growing these tropical perennials
Edible Landscaping Saturday, June 18 @ 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.
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.