Here is a list of websites to help you find out about native plants and summer/winter gardens.Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden in TexasTexas is a great place for a fall vegetable garden with about a three month growing season before first freeze. Many cool weather crops, if provided a bit of protection during freezing nights, will be able to produce well into December. Although a gardener may use seeds for carrots, lettuces, chard, and spinach, most gardeners choose transplants for, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, beets, and cauliflower. Fall is too late to plant tomatoes, peppers and squash though. Those vegetables needed to be planted in July and August to have sufficient growing time before first freeze.
Read more at Suite101: Texas Fall Gardening and Landscape Activities: What Needs to be Pruned, Planted, Cared-for, and Winterized http://www.suite101.com/content/texas-fall-gardening-and-landscape-activities-a144841#ixzz10wbj4vj0
Native Plant Society of Texas