Over the past 2 years, estimates show an increase of 20 million new gardeners in the United States. Building on this trending hobby, local North Texas cities and regional water providers have branched out, providing resources to help set budding gardeners up for success.
In a partnership between Rooted In’s local plant experts and regional environmental educators across the region (TRWD, NTMWD, UTRWD, Fort Worth, Mansfield, Arlington, Bedford, Lewisville, Southlake, Dallas, McKinney), the “GO n GROW” boxed gardens offer the best adapted starter plants for the region, paired with professional plant-by-number designs, PLUS an easy-to-follow Planting and Maintenance guide to anchor homeowners in the most sustainable gardening methods.
Gardeners can choose from two different concepts: the “Pollinator Pack” or the “Shade Garden”, each containing 24 starter plants and 3 design options that cover a 125 square foot garden area. Landscape designs and plants can cost hundreds of dollars, but each Go ‘n Grow box costs only $75.
Gardens that support pollinators are one of the hottest landscape design trends and a great way to help your problem landscape area take flight! With “The Pollinator Pack” not only will you be giving back to honey bees, native bees and butterflies, but many species also support our favorite hummingbirds as well! The bonus: These easy to grow plants look great, too! Each plant has been thoughtfully selected to fit perfectly into your colorful pre-designed landscape plan with long blooming pollinator-supporting flowers that are Texas tough. PLUS, the garden includes semi-evergreen plant material for year-round interest. Bring your landscape to life with activity with a simple solution that is sure to be the buzz of the neighborhood!
The Pollinator Plants
Gregg’s Mistflower (1), ‘Black and Blue’ Salvia (2), Turk’s cap (1), Lanceleaf Coreopsis (3), Wild Bergamot (2), Purple Coneflower (3), ‘Sundance’ Rudbeckia (3), Green Milkweed (3), Rattlesnake Master (1), Purple Prairie Verbena (2), Sinaloan Blue Sage (3)
Is your landscape “throwing shade”? This garden just might be the solution to your landscape’s low light levels! Designed to thrive in areas that receive less than 5 hours of sunlight, our Go n Grow Garden: Shade Box includes shade-loving plants, that in addition to offering a variety of textures, will brighten your shady spots by introducing vibrant colors with their foliage and blooms! With three design options, you’ll be able to turn the bare spot in your shady corner, the low light area on the north side of your fence or wall, or the muddy patch under your tree into a garden area that you can be proud of. Cool off and relax in the shade this season and take a break from the Texas sun with your very own Go n Grow Garden: Shade Box!
The Shade Plants
Oakleaf Hydrangea (1), American Beautyberry (3), Pink Turk’s cap (3), Inland Sea Oats (3), Southern Shield Fern (3), Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ (5), Texas Sedge (3), Frogfruit (3)
Detailed easy-to-follow instructions set gardeners up for success!
HOW TO GET GROWING
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Step 1) Pre-order your Go n Grow Garden (July 27 – September 20 or until supplies last)
Step 2) Pick ONE of the several designated pick-up location in the Dallas – Fort Worth area.*
Step 3) Pick up your plants Saturday, September 25th from 8 am to 11 am at your chosen location. **
Order Yours TODAY for pick-up on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25!
* Plants MUST be picked up at one of the following prechosen locations
UTRWD, 900 North Kealy Street, Lewisville, TX 75067
Tarrant County Resource Connection, 1801 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Chris W. Burkett Service Center, 620 S. Wisteria St., Mansfield, TX 76063
Southwest Branch Library, 3311 SW Green Oaks, Arlington TX 76017
Bedford Public Works, 1813 Reliance Pkwy, Bedford TX, 76021
Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake, TX, 76092
Myers Park, 7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney, TX 75071
Big Thicket Clubhouse, 430 East Lawther, Dallas, TX, 75218