Calloway’s Timely Tips for May Gardeners

May Manor YOM - 9701 Kennemer

Texas is home to nearly 5,000 native plant species due to the vast and diverse geography of our great state! Often people envision “native plants” with Mesquites and cacti but many of our basic landscape plants are native to Texas. After the summer of 2011, many gardeners seek to naturally enhance their spaces with Texas tough plants. Native plants tolerate the Texas summer heat better than most, require less water, need less mowing, provide habitats for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, protect the soil and save on fertilizers and insecticides.

 

May Estates YOM - 2945 Oakland Hills

Add native trees to your landscape and enjoy the colorful blooms from the Texas Mountain Laurel or Desert Willow. Select Texas Sage for its purple summer flowers or the Red Yucca with its red spike-like bloom as additions to your landscape. Native grasses such as Mexican Feathergrass or Big Muhly add another different texture and look to the garden. Also, don’t forget the reliable perennials for providing Texas tough color! Blackfoot Daisy, Gaura, Coneflower and many of your Salvias are native to Texas and will provide color year after year once they are established.

May Villages YOM - 9121 Norman

If you need specific help with your next gardening idea or project, please join us for FREE in-store garden clinics this month. Clinics begin at 10:15 a.m. and are facilitated at every store.

 

Saturday, May 18: Those blooming shrubs (10:15 a.m.) - Add structure and color to your naturally-inspired spaces with rose and azalea shrubs.

 

Saturday, May 25: Butterfly & hummingbird gardens (10:15 a.m.) - Bring your garden alive with plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

May West YOM - 9629 Gold Hills

For more information, visit www.calloways.com. Hope to see you in the garden soon!

 Congratulations to our May Yard of the Month Winners:

Estates – 2945 Oakland Hills

Manor – 9701 Kennemer

Villages – 9121 Norman

West – 9629 Gold Hills

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