Native Plants That Thrive in Raleigh, NC

Adding any kind of native tree, shrub, or flower to your landscaping is a win-win. Native plants are hardier and can handle periods of drought, and they require less maintenance. Native plants also help to combat the invasive nature of foreign plants that can choke out many Raleigh yards. As one of the top metro […]

Water Restrictions in Richmond, Virginia

Forget the glass-half-full comparison. Virginia went from a drought-stricken, “glass completely empty” state to lush and green in a matter of months, and the rain keeps coming.  Right now, there are no drought advisories in Richmond, or anywhere in Virginia. That means homeowners are free to water their lawns according to need, rather than a […]

Native Plants for Houston Landscapes

When’s the last time you stopped to smell the roses in Houston? How about any of the native flowers like the purple coneflower or black-eyed Susan? These are the native plants for Houston landscapes that attract birds, bees and other pollinators. Since they grow here naturally, they need little maintenance or water to thrive. Planting […]

Native Plants and Flowers That Thrive in San Antonio

It’s hard to go wrong with native plants and flowers that thrive in San Antonio. It’s not only environmentally smart but can save you some head and back aches since they’re easy to maintain. The city’s humid, subtropical climate produces long summers and short winters and delivers more than 30 inches of rainfall each year.  […]

Water restrictions in San Antonio, New Braunfels

When you think of how hot the summers get in South-Central Texas, you may want to water your lawn for as long and as often as possible. Not so fast! Getting into this mindset could threaten the water supply. That’s why there are watering restrictions in San Antonio and nearby cities. Since a stretch of […]

New Orleans, LA Native Plants

New Orleans is full of Southern charm, but the city showcases more than jazz clubs, beignets, and Mardi Gras parades. New Orleans has beautiful architecture and stunning plants and flowers that are native to Louisiana and the Big Easy.  The Louisiana Native Plant Society and the Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans (NPI) keep […]