Photos of East Texas Flowers & Trees


We love gardening, and landscaping, and East Texas is a great place for that pasttime!

American Lady Butterfly on white Texas Zinnia

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

Grounds of the Municipal Rose Garden, Tyler, Texas

 

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
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
Native Passion Vine blooming in East Texas

Spotted Bee Balm growing in the wild in East Texas woods
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
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
Young Black Hickory Tree starting its growth in a deep forest area near Tyler

Texas Pokeweed
Texas Pokeweed

Devil's Walkingstick, a native plant in East Texas
Devil's Walkingstick, a native plant in East Texas

Yellow Prickly Cactus growing in the wild in East Texas
Yellow Prickly Cactus growing in the wild in East Texas

Bracken Ferns in Texas Woods
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. 
A prolific grower in the East Texas forests ... Beautyberry

 

Wild, native Coral Honeysuckle in Texas
Wild Coral Honeysuckle in Texas

 

Colorful native Maple Tree leaves in the Fall in Tyler Texas
Maple tree fall colors at peak in East Texas

Native Wax Myrtle ... an easy to grow large shrub or small tree in Texas
Native Wax Myrtle ... an easy to grow large shrub or small tree in Texas

Dogwoods in Spring in Texas
Dogwoods in Spring in Texas

Dogwood tree covered with red berries at peak fall color in East Texas
Dogwood tree at peak fall color in East Texas

Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes ... plentiful most springs around East and Central Texas
Bluebonnets and Paintbrushes ... plentiful most springs around East Texas

Photos of other favorite flowers that are grown in East Texas

Lovely, fragrant Gardenias in bloom in the spring in East Texas
Lovely Gardenias in bloom in the spring in East Texas

A classic garden treasure in East Texas ... the Four O'Clock
A classic garden treasure in East Texas ... the Four O'Clock
Daffodils ... a sure sign of spring after an East Texas winter!
Daffodils in Texas

Giant Swallowtail Butterflies on Zinnias
Giant Swallowtail Butterflies on Zinnias in Texas

Sunflower Blooms
Sunflower Blooms

Sunflowers in Texas
Sunflowers in Texas

Azaleas blooming in the spring in Tyler
Azaleas blooming in Texas in the spring

Texas Portulaca
Texas Portulaca

Texas Lantana
Texas Lantana

A beautiful orange Texas Zinnia in Tyler
A beautiful orange Texas Zinnia in Tyler

 

Texas Pansy blooming in the spring
Texas Pansy blooming in the spring
Red Impatiens
Red Impatiens


Pink Knockout Roses blooming in Tyler, Texas

Pink Knockout Roses blooming in Tyler, Texas

Texas Zinnia bud about to bloom
Photo of Zinnia bud in Texas

 

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