What gardener doesn’t rejoice at the onset of spring?! In addition to the excitement of seeing new life emerging in our landscapes, we also have so many events available to us at this time of year. Here’s a collection of local plant sales, garden tours, and other events of interest happening around the DFW area this spring.
Hopefully you’ll find an event near you and some native plants for your own garden! Check the listed websites for more details.
The Garden Show, presented by the Collin County Master Gardeners
An indoor event featuring a wealth of information on Earth-Kind gardening, a plant sale, plus tours of the Trial Gardens at Myers Park in McKinney.
Visit booths promoting gardening topics such as composting and native plant use. Native Plant Society of Texas is holding a plant sale at this Flower Mound event.
A selection of perennials suited to the challenges of Texas gardening. Horticulture staff will be on hand to help you make choose the right plants for your landscape.
Offering a selection of native and well-adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Shade tolerant plants will be highlighted in yellow. Located in Fair Park, Dallas.
This annual event in Coppell features environmental demonstrations, education booths, eco-friendly vendors, kid’s crafts/entertainment, food, live music, plus an organic plant sale!
This McKinney event boasts a huge selection of plants suited for North Central Texas gardens, including natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants.
An annual, family-friendly outdoor festival at Fair Park in Dallas, promoting environmental awareness. The event will feature numerous plant and garden themed exhibitors. Admission is free!April 22
Stop by the plant sale at Myers Park in McKinney for a wide selection of Texas plants. Master Gardeners will be available with free advice.
A great opportunity to find good homes for unwanted plants in your garden and to meet other gardening enthusiasts. Location TBD.
The sale will feature a selection of perennials suited to our Texas climate, hard-to-find shrubs, ground covers, herbs, and container plants. Located at Trinity United Methodist, in Denton.
Tour five beautiful Master Gardeners’ landscapes in the southern Denton area. Master Gardeners will be on-site at each location to answer your questions.
Other Classes and Events
More and more cities, like Plano, Coppell, and McKinney, are providing classes and workshops for their residents to learn about sustainable landscaping practices. Check with your city’s site for upcoming programs.
What to Keep in Mind When Choosing Plants
You will find a wide variety of offerings at spring plant sales. As you look at all the beautiful plants that tempt you with their color and uniqueness, think about where they will fit in your garden.
Consider the final size of the plant to make sure you won’t be overcrowding your garden, which can lead to unnecessary maintenance plus pest and disease problems. Also, consider light and water needs. The right plant in the right place will make for a successful, low-maintenance landscape.
While you’re at it, choose some wildlife-attracting plants. Every garden can benefit from pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
If you have any questions about a plant, don’t be afraid to ask. Many of these events will have Master Gardeners and other plant experts on hand to answer questions and help you choose plants that will work best for your space.
I’m always happy to discuss native plants and landscaping, so leave me a comment below or visit my Facebook page to ask your questions or let me know which spring events you are most excited about.