There are many native and adapted plants that are recommended for N. Texas. We have several brochures to help you which you can download by clicking on the title.
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location.
Gardening by the Month
Download the Vegetable Planting Chart for North Texas.
Gardeners To Do List
Become a Master Gardener!
General Information: Classes are held once per year. Our next available class will be in January 2017.
Applications for the 2017 class will be available in mid-2016.
The Master Gardener Training Program generally consists of 13 classes, all held on Mondays, January through early April. The classes meet from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. at varying locations.
To be accepted into the program, you must fill out an application, submit to a background check, and attend a mandatory orientation meeting usually held on a Saturday prior to the class start. There is a fee for the program that includes class materials. The fee for the class in 2015 was $215 and includes study materials.
In addition to the 84 hours of class time, you must contribute a minimum of 72 hours of approved volunteer work on Dallas County Master Gardener approved projects over the 12 months following your instruction period. After that first year, you are required to contribute a minimum of 30 approved volunteer hours and 6 hours of continuing education each year to remain a Certified Master Gardener.
For more information on the Master Gardener Program to help you decide if this is something you are interested in, download the Master Gardener Program overview or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 214.904.3053. We hope you'll consider joining us for the 2016 class!
Recommended Plants for North Texas
Plant Wisely. Use native and adapted plants!
This informative article on Butterfly Gardening will help you plant the native and adapted plants that will attract butterflies to your garden. You can also download a copy of our Butterfly Gardening brochure.
Making a Raised Bed
Raised beds are perfect for vegetables, herbs, flowers...anything that you want to grow. Here you can download several articles to help you get started.
In an informative article with photos, Master Gardener Laurene Rosen shows you step-by-step how to build a raised bed in just a few hours.
This article on raised bed construction, from Texas AgriLife Extension, not only shows how to build a raised bed but why raised bed gardening supports the Earth-Kind philosophy.
An article on raised beds from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service not only discusses the advantages of raised beds, but also notes approximate costs for varying sizes.
We have several brochures with information on recommended plants for North Texas. You can download any of the brochures by clicking on the title.