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North Haven Gardens
Dallas, Texas
Your Ultimate Urban Garden Center!
Interests: Gardening, vegetable gardening, roses, herbs, perennials, organics, composting, backyard chickens, indoor plants, bonsai
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By Ann Grimes, MAg, NHG Garden Advisor A large crop of Texas-grown citrus trees has landed at NHG, and among favorites like ‘Meyer’ lemons, some lesser-known gems can be found. Here are three featured varieties that gardeners of all experience levels can succeed with, given some time and care: 'Makrut'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at North Haven Gardens
Forsythia, a well-loved harbinger of spring, is a genus of deciduous shrubs in the Olive family (Oleaceae) native to eastern Asia. They typically grow to a height and width of three to nine feet, with yellow flowers that appear before the leaves, providing a striking show of winter blooms that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at North Haven Gardens
By Ann Grimes, MAg, NHG Garden Advisor At this time of year, the landscape is dominated by drab tones of green and brown. If you’re craving a dose of vibrant winter color, explore the bright beauty of these winter-blooming shrubs. Winter is a great time to add hardy shrubs to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at North Haven Gardens
‘Confetti Cake’ Wedding Party series. 2.5-3 inch white blooms with burgundy speckling concentrated toward the center of the petals. Photo courtesy Walters Gardens. Shade gardening in Texas can be a struggle due to our stifling summer temps. Gardeners have to find plants that can take the heat (but not direct... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at North Haven Gardens
Dallas artist Melanie Brannan. Melanie Brannan, an established Dallas artist, will be one of three artists featured in the first show of 2016 in The Gallery @NHG. Works in her ‘Serenity’ series, with their bold colors and simultaneous sense of stillness and movement, are emotional—and one can easily get lost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at North Haven Gardens
North Texas gardeners are ramping up for prime bulb planting season for spring-blooming varieties. Most gardeners--and even non-gardeners--know the common daffodils, narcissus and tulips that grace the spring landscape, especially from the memorable mass displays at the Dallas Arboretum each year. Here are five alternative spring-bloomers that you might not... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Perennials that offer evergreen foliage, interesting flowers, and low-maintenance care are a rare gem--especially when they deliver all that in shady spots. Hellebores do just that, and with our 2015 fall collection just in, we're highlighting some favorites: The blossoms of 'Ivory Prince' begin a lovely cream color with a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
A group of folks from NHG attended the Southern Regional Sustainability Conference of the Perennial Plant Association this past Monday in Dallas. The event was coordinated by local horticulture expert and green industry consultant Leslie F. Halleck of Halleck Horticultural, who is also PPA's Southern Regional Director. It brought together... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Garlic is flavorful, healthy, and so easy to grow. Here are our 5 quick tips to growing your own organic garlic right at home: 1. TIMING: Garlic is best planted 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes, which is generally the month of October in north Texas. (Read: now!) 2. SELECTION:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
If you thought we couldn't grow citrus in north Texas, think again: modern hybrids have brought cold tolerance to a new level, and although we still wouldn't recommend leaving them out in the worst of our winters, container-grown citrus is a garden must-have. Nothing beats the unique bouquet, acidic zing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Did you know you can cultivate real 'garden gourmet' right in your own yard? As we approach mid-September, the coming weeks are important for the foodie gardener: garlic, shallots, and yes, saffron--all can be planted in October. They're all arriving at NHG this week, and we wanted to feature the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
So these little beauties just arrived today: We immediately thought they were some species of Huernia, or possibly Stapelia, but discovered they're actually Caralluma (still a close relative) or synonymously, Orbea. The exact species we're still not clear on--it's labeled as C. caudata var rhodesiaca--but we think the petal shape... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Whether black, green, or Oolong, classic tea comes from the tender young leaves and shoots of the 'tea Camellia', Camellia sinensis. This evergreen shrub comes in a wide array of varietals whose flavors are considered unique to the area in which they're grown. Native to Asia, it's an easy-care plant... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Bearded Iris 'Ambroisie'. Photo courtesy Schreiner's Iris Gardens. Some perennials offer stunning flowers, others offer easy care. Few, however, offer both of these traits to the extent of bearded irises. Bearded irises combine a sumptuous floral display, evergreen structural foliage and low maintenance in an easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow package. They're an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Earlier today, we heard the phrase 'possibly record temperatures' pass by in a news forecast for DFW. While we're all groaning at the ongoing 100-101 afternoons we're seeing, we're certainly groaning at the thought of 105 degrees on Sunday. Ugh. What's a gardener to do? Anything? Dallas area WFAA weatherman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Your connection to gardening may have come from a childhood memory of planting with your parents, grandparents, or another special mentor and these workshops offer a gardening time to share together. With the summer heat and being stuck indoors with the gardening doldrums, what to do inside? Connect your child... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
The Gallery at NHG has come a long way since opening in December of 2014. With a reception or open house event nearly every month and shows changing every two months, it has brought us many new friends and contacts and certainly kept us busy. This Friday from 4:30-6pm, we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
The team at NHG meets each Friday morning for training, to review plans for the coming week, and to share our thoughts and perspectives on our personal and professional lives as gardeners. Recently, the topic centered around sharing what first connected us to plants and nature. Overwhelmingly, the answers began... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Do you struggle with a shady landscape? Have trees on and around your property matured to the point that they're monopolizing the sunlight? If you look longingly at the blooms of full-sun plants and think you can't achieve a beautiful garden in shadier areas, think again. Gardens in both light... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
NHG has a vested interest in the success of your garden and landscape. As such, we frequently remind you when it's time to plant something, when it's time to mulch and fertilize, and what diseases to be vigilant about. We put a lot of effort into guiding local gardeners on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Get ready to plant tomatoes again! This week will mark the first delivery of our summer tomato transplants grown just for NHG, right in time for our Summer Edible Fest June 13th and 14th. It’s best to plant your fall tomato plants in the ground by the week of July... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
We all have our classic garden favorites--we feature a class on perennials called 'The Texas Tried and True' that highlights some of ours. Beyond the well known, however, are some fantastic perennials with unique offerings. Try one or more of these beauties in your garden this year; we're sure you'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
It's been a long time since north Texans complained about 'too much' rain, but I think we're all getting there now. Ongoing downpours, minor and major flooding, waterlogged soils and suffocating humidity have all of us ready for a stretch of sunshine. With the threat of more rain on the... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at North Haven Gardens
Typepad HTML Email Hi Deia, this post is from last year, and mentions a class that was scheduled for August of 2014. We continually hold informal POP Up classes on timely topics throughout the year; up-to-date details can be found at Additionally, any Garden Advisor will be happy to show you around our various organic options for mosquito control any time youre here, whether or not a POP Up is scheduled that day.
Crape myrtles may seem ubiquitous in north Texas gardens, but recent hybrids offer dwarf forms, bi-color flowers, colorful foliage, and more. If you think you've seen them all, think again. With many north Texas gardeners looking for a solution plant to replace their beloved Knock Out® Roses that have succumbed... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at North Haven Gardens