Photos of East Texas Flowers & Trees
We love gardening, and landscaping, and East Texas is a great place for that pasttime!
Our interests include not only common flower varieties such as Pansies, Begonias, Irises, Daffodils, Impatiens and Zinnias, but also wildflowers and ferns an other native East Texas plants, trees and vines.
Our home gardens are located in the country, backing up to hundreds of acres of forest, with nearby fields, pastures, and wetlands. It is registered by MonarchWatch.org as a certified Monarch Waystation.
We share our environment with birds, foxes, raccoons, snakes, armadillos, deer, skunks, turtles, coyotes, bobcats, and possums. During the warm months we enjoy countless varieties of butterflies, and Ruby-Throat Hummingbirds.
The landscape includes a variety of native trees such as oak, elm, river birch, maple, gum, pine, cedar, and dogwood. Under the tree canopy we find Beauty Berries, Pokeweed, Devil's Walking Sticks, Wax Myrtles, cactus, and ferns.
The native plantlife is complemented with additional annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs and vines. We've included in our gardens several types of Lantana, Zinnias, Butterfly Bushes, Pentas, Salvia, Batface Cuphea, Nasturtiums, Coreopsis, other annuals and perennials.
We also plant generous amounts of dill and fennel to provide food sources for Black Swallowtails, and Milkweed for Monarch butterflies.
While we haven't personally experienced every type of bird or butterfly, or grown all of the common flower species available today, our photo archive is extensive, and we will be posting many of these on our websites over time.
Other Flower Destinations and Events Near Tyler
Tyler is the Rose Capital of America, the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden, and the site of the Annual Tyler Rose Festival held each October.
Tyler Rose Garden
A highlight of the spring season in East Texas is the 8-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of brick streets, residential gardens and historic homes.
Along Dobbs Street during the Tyler Texas Azalea & Spring Flower Trails
East Texas Photo Galleries for Nature Enthusiasts
If you love flowers, you might enjoy our photo gallery of East Texas Butterflies showcasing Swallowtails, Monarchs, and Painted Ladies, to name a few.
Our gallery of East Texas Birds is perfect for backyard nature lovers to explore, featuring bluebirds, woodpeckers, buntings, goldfinches, roadrunners, hawks, and much more.
Are you a hummingbird lover like us? Check out the photos and hummingbird videos in our Texas Hummingbird Gallery.
Photograph Gallery of Native East Texas Flowers and Trees
Shown here are a few quick favorites of native plants that we love in East Texas... we'll get more posted from our archives shortly ... so visit again soon.
Native Passion Vine blooming in East Texad ... The Maypop
Spotted Bee Balm growing in the wild in East Texas woods
Elephant's Foot, or Devil's Grandmother, in the woods of East Texas south of Tyler
Young Black Hickory Tree starting its growth in a deep forest area near Tyler
Devil's Walkingstick, a native plant in East Texas
Yellow Prickly Cactus growing in the wild in East Texas
Bracken Ferns in Texas Woods
A prolific grower in the East Texas forests ... American Beautyberry
It produces small greenish-white flowers in early summer, followed by clusters of beautiful purple berries in late summer.
Wild, native Coral Honeysuckle in Texas
Colorful native Maple Tree leaves in the Fall in Tyler Texas
Native Wax Myrtle ... an easy to grow large shrub or small tree in Texas
Dogwoods in Spring in Texas
Dogwood tree covered with red berries at peak fall color in East Texas
Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes ... plentiful most springs around East and Central Texas
Photos of other favorite flowers that are grown in East Texas
Lovely, fragrant Gardenias in bloom in the spring in East Texas
A classic garden treasure in East Texas ... the Four O'Clock
Daffodils ... a sure sign of spring after an East Texas winter!
Giant Swallowtail Butterflies on Zinnias
Sunflowers in Texas
Azaleas blooming in the spring in Tyler
A beautiful orange Texas Zinnia in Tyler
|Texas Pansy blooming in the spring
Pink Knockout Roses blooming in Tyler, Texas
|Texas Zinnia bud about to bloom
Tyler and East Texas Photo Galleries