We are trying to get our garden to be 100% North American Native and are at about 90% native to our region. One of the last plants we have to replace is our Globe Thistle. Do you have a good recommendation for a native replacement? We have a smallish butterfly/ humming bird garden in our front yard next to the front porch. The Globe thistle has been doing well- it isn't at all invasive or bullying our other plants , but he doesn't make the cut when committing to be 100% native. Thanks!
Dead woody plants in wildlife garden in Austin March 02, 2011 - I am an enthusiastic and pretty successful wildlife gardener, have studied my Wasowski "Bible", but I can't get any evergreens established in my yard! We live on blackland clay, which I amend with ... view the full question and answer
Woolly butterfly bush only one native to Texas from Ft. Davis TX August 19, 2010 - I see many kinds of Butterfly Bush at nurseries. Is the woolly butterfly bush the only Texas native?
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Propagating milkweeds for a monarch butterfly habitat November 02, 2009 - I am planting a monarch habitat in Burnet, Tx with Antelope horns, Green milkweed, and butterfly weed. Should I plant in fall or spring??? Should I use cold moist stratification for 3 months at 40... view the full question and answer
Winter care of Asclepias tuberosa from Austin October 31, 2013 - We have several asclepias tuberosa (Butterflyweed). Monarch caterpillars have found and denuded them. We are excited about all of the Monarch caterpillars, but unsure of what to do next.
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Non-native tropical Butterfly vine (Mascagnia macroptera) in Houston February 02, 2006 - HOWDY . . . Miss Smarty Plants !!!
I am trying to identify one of the most intriguing, unusual & beautiful vines that I have ever seen. I encountered this vine at the home of an 87 year old widow ... view the full question and answer