Experience the Beauty of the Library Garden

By FPL_Sunita

The new garden at Frisco Public Library showcases around 31 species of plants that are either native or adapted to the Texas Blackland Prairie. The garden's landscape design features a variety of plants such as shrubs, grasses, ground cover, perennials, canopy trees, and ornamental trees.

Choosing native plants that can adapt to the environment is crucial for creating a sustainable ecosystem that can support the local flora and fauna. Incorporating plants that are well-suited to the area's conditions can encourage the ecosystem to thrive. Opting for native and adapted plants for your garden has numerous benefits. These plants can flourish in the exact climate and soil conditions of the Blackland Prairie. Since they are well-suited to these conditions, they can withstand droughts, temperature changes, and nutrient-deficient soil better than other plants. By planting native species, you can reduce the need for excessive fertilizers, pesticides, and watering, which leads to an environmentally friendly and low-maintenance garden.

Visit the Blackland Prairie garden at the Library to witness the beauty of this distinct ecosystem. Join us on July 8th from 9:00–11:00am for our Library Garden Walk 'n Talk, opens a new window. Naturalists from the Frisco Garden Club will be giving tours and talking about these plants. They will also be answering any questions you have about local ecology and how you can grow these amazing plants at home.

Growing plants that are native or adapted to the region helps maintain biodiversity, enhances resilience, saves water, and prevents invasive species from dominating.

Here is list of plants you will find at the Frisco Public Library garden:

  • Wolly Stemodia
  • Turkscap
  • Autumn Sage
  • Narrowleaf Gayfeather
  • Fall Aster
  • Henry Duelberg Salvia
  • Four-Nerve Daisy
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Calylophus
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Dwarf Wax Myrtle
  • Lynns Legacy Texas Sage
  • Flame Acanthus
  • Pale Leaf Yucca
  • Meadow Sedge
  • Shenandoah Switchgrass
  • Big Bluestem
  • Little Bluestem
  • Indiangrass
  • Undaunted Ruby Gulf Muhly
  • ‘Blond Ambition' Blue Grama
  • Tifsport Bermuda Sod
  • Desert Willow
  • Possumhaw Holly
  • Eve's necklace
  • Mexican Buckeye
  • Evergreen Sumac
  • Mexican Sycamore
  • Shumard Red Oak
  • Bur Oak
  • Cedar Elm

Discover more about plant and garden species in Texas by utilizing these resources available at the Library:

Native Texas Plants, opens a new window

Landscaping With Native Plants of Texas, opens a new window

Plants of the Metroplex, opens a new window

Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, opens a new window

Wildflowers of Texas, opens a new window

Month-by-month Gardening in Texas, opens a new window

Check out these additional websites to learn more about Texas native plants:

Texas Parks and Wildlife, opens a new window

Buchanan’s Native Plants, opens a new window

Native Plant Society of Texas, opens a new window

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, opens a new window

Texas A&M AgriLife