10 Plants to Begin Your Wildscape

The PHP Wildscape Demonstration Garden is a teaching garden showcasing Texas native plants that support local wildlife. A “wildscape” is a landscape designed to restore wildlife habitat in our rural and urban areas. It enables everyone to directly contribute to wildlife conservation by creating habitats where we live, work and play.

The Master Naturalist volunteers, Patsy Kuentz and Evelyn Penrod, have created a list of suggested plants to get started with. These plants were chosen for their value to wildlife as well as availability in the nursery trade. They are hardy species that serve well as an introduction to planting and caring for native plants. If you start incorporating native plants into your garden, you will begin to see more wildlife, adding to the beauty of your garden.