North Texas can frustrate gardeners with its boiling summer sun, frequent droughts, almost sterile soil and the occasional bout of freezing weather. The chance of successfully dealing with these challenges can be improved by following a few guidelines:
Preparing a new gardening area
Learn how to improve native North Texas soil to better nurture plants: Gardening from the ground up
Selecting plants to match your growing conditions
These plants can take the heat, the occasional drought and cold temperatures: Texas tough plants
Plants to avoid: Invasive plants
“Starting a Community Garden” by Dr. Dotty Woodson and Dr. Fouad Jaber.