Monarchs and Milkweed

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Oct 7, 2017

Let’s talk a little about our state insect the monarch butterfly and it’s host plant milkweed. Migrating monarchs won’t be laying eggs on the plants this fall, but they will…

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Slithering Snakes

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Sep 30, 2017

Did you know that there are about 15 snakes that call Texas Discovery Gardens home? Our Snakes of Texas Exhibit has venomous and non-venomous Texas natives. No worries, it’s all behind glass!…

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Monarch Madness

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Sep 17, 2017

There have been several single monarchs around the gardens. We’ve also seen many queen butterflies –they’re related to monarchs and feed on milkweed as caterpillars, but they do not migrate.…

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Fall Planting Tips

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Sep 9, 2017

Fall is the best time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees! With our hot summers and mild winters, planting perennials, trees and shrubs in the fall gives plants more time…

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A Guide to Texas Discovery Gardens’ Plant Sale

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Sep 2, 2017

It’s time for our Fall Plant Sale at Texas Discovery Gardens. We’ve moved our sale up by more than a month to give gardeners more time to plant their fall…

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Art in the Garden

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Aug 27, 2017

This summer Texas Discovery Gardens had a mural contest. The theme was Native to Texas. Artists were to submit designs that focused the plants insects and wildlife of two of…

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By Texas Discovery Gardens | Aug 17, 2017

What better way to wait out the Texas summer heat than from under a great big tree!  Trees actively cool the air through evapotranspiration. They pull water from the soil,…

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Pollinate! Pollinate! Pollinate!

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Aug 3, 2017

Next Saturday August 12, Texas Discovery Gardens will be celebrating pollinators at our annual Pollinator Party! At Texas Discovery Gardens we like to focus on butterflies when it comes to pollinators,…

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What’s Wrong With My Plants?

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Jul 17, 2017

Do your plants look a little sad in the middle of hot summer days? Do those same plants look fine the next morning? This is a concern many new gardeners have…

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Moth or Butterfly?

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Jul 17, 2017

They both fly, they both have six legs and four wings, and sometimes it’s really hard to tell them apart. That’s not surprising since moths and butterflies are related. They…

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Discover the Fascinating World of Butterflies!

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Jul 14, 2017

Texas Discovery Gardens is home to a two-story tropical Butterfly House.  On any given day you can find 300-1000 individual butterflies and around 40-70 different species. Something you won’t find roaming…

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Save Water, Add Color

By Texas Discovery Gardens | Jul 10, 2017

Well, it’s mid-July in Texas and it’s HOT. Gardening in this weather is really only safe in the morning so be sure to keep hydrated and don’t over do it. …

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