Welcome to the Texas Gardening Guide!


Gardening in Texas can full be of joys and challenges. Much of our state is blessed with a good climate which allows us to grow a huge variety of plants. Just think of the beauty of the Texas bluebonnet and the majesty of the Magnolia. We can also grow lots of delicious vegetables and fruits in Texas such as okra, peaches, and even citrus trees.

This website is designed as a complete resource for the Texas gardener. We have included information on specific regions of Texas, recommended plants for Texas gardens, and a guide to solving common problems that gardeners face in our great state.

Additionally, we’ve tried to orient the site to more natural forms of gardening. This includes using compost, growing native plants, xeriscaping, and implementing organic gardening products and techniques.

Keep reading for more information on gardening in the great state of Texas! Enjoy your visit to our site!


jabee August 13, 2007 at 9:40 am

I just want to congratulate you on your beautiful site. We Texas gardeners can use all the help we can get!

It will take me awhile to wonder through the site, you have some interesting things here. Keep up the good work.

Happy digging!

Andrea July 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm

I just moved back here into a rental home — to Fort Worth — and wanted to spruce up the yard a bit. What are good flowers to plant now (in a sunny area)? And what about some ivy or vines? Any suggestions?

Cameron July 9, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I work at a coffee shop in Austin, we have been offering our used coffee grounds for gardeners. I was wondering if there were any other places in Austin that do this.

larsdh July 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Believe it or not, Starbucks also gives away coffee grounds. They have a program in the spring, and they usually keep a brown bucket by the door with packaged coffee grounds that are ready to go.


At a lot of Starbucks, you have to actively ask for the coffee grounds because they don’t set them out. But they’re typically happy to give them to you.

Dee February 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I am new to the Austin area. When is the best time to start planting my vegetables?