“The vision of the Sibley Education Garden is to engage youth and adults in the natural habitats of our region through horticultural education and interaction with nature.” 


Our Committee Members 

  • Alison Peeler, Chair & Board Member
  • Jim Alsup, Board Member
  • Lynn Mize, Sibley Gardener
  • Jeanette Castanon
  • Geriann Green
  • Jaylyn Morehouse

We are a Monarch Waystation!   

"Native Milkweed Species for South Central Region - antelope horn milkweed, green antelope horn milkweed, zizotes milkweed...Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world's greatest natural wonders yet it is threatened by habitat loss at overwintering grounds in Mexico and throughout breeding areas in the United States and Canada."

Want to learn more go to https://monarchwatch.org/waystations/

Families in the Garden

  • Flame Acanthaceae - Flame Acanthus, 
  • Aizoaceae – Hardy Ice Plant
  • Amaryllidaceae – Daffodil
  • Apiaceae - Parsley, Dill, Fennel, Celery
  • Apocynaceae - (Milkweed) Zizotes, Talayote
  • Asparagaceae - Hyacinthus, Nolina, Breaklight, Hesperaloe
  • Asteraceae - Aster, Common Sunflower, Maximillian Sunflower, Gregg’s Mistflower, Coreopsis, Chocolate Daisies, Golden Yarrow, Huisache Daisy, Broomweed, Thistle, Damianita, Horseweed, Purple Coneflower, Mexican Hat, Indian Blanketflower, Dandelion, Marsh Fleabane, Camphor Daisy, Paperflower, Black-eyed Susan, Four-nerve Daisy, Cowpen Daisy, Wedelia Trilobata, Zinnia Grandiflora, Mexican Mint Marigold, Shasta Daisy, Brazilian Zinnia, Lettuce, 
  • Begoniaceae – Esperanza, Crossvine Tangerine Beauty, Bubba Desert Willow
  • Boraginaceae - Mexican Olive
  • Brassicaceae - Tansymustard, Peppergrass, Bladder-pod, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Broccoli
  • Caprifoliaceae- Coralberry
  • Cactaceae - Claret Cup Cactus , Eagle Claw Cactus  
  • Crassulaceae - Mustead Red Stonecrop
  • Cucurbitaceae - Pumpkin, Cucumber 
  • Cupressaceae – Mint Julep Juniper
  • Ebenaceae – Texas Persimmon 
  • Euphorbiaceae – Gopher Plant
  • Fabaceae – Beans, Mesquite, Texas Redbud, Texas Mountain Laurel, Texas Kidneywood, Yellow Pride of Barbados, Goldenball Lead Tree, Retama
  • Lamiaceae - Vitex Trees, Tropical Red Scarlet Salvia, Rosemary, Basil, Texas Betony, Lavender, Blackberry, Russian Sage, Peppermint, Chocolate Mint, Sage
  • Liliaceae – Onion, Tulip
  • Malvaceae - Okra, Texas Rockrose, Texas Star Hybiscus, Turks Cap, Rose of Sharon
  • Moraceae – Brown Turkey Fig, Mulberry Tree
  • Myopoaceae – Texas Heavenly Cloud Sage
  • Myrtaceae – Woodlanders Hardy Bottlebrush
  • Nyctaginacea- Devil’s Bouquet
  • Oleaceae - Arbequina Olive, Lilac Bush
  • Onagraceae - Pink Guara
  • Passifloriaceae - Purple Passionflower
  • Poaceae - Pine Muhly, Big Muhly, Hairy Grama, Blonde Ambition, Buffalo, Broomsedge Bluestem, Feather, Giant Cane, Windmill, Witch Grass, Indian, Eastern Gamagrass, Love Sandgrass
  • Rosaceae – Mexican Plum
  • Rubiaceae – Button Bush
  • Rutaceae - Mexican Lime Bush
  • Solanaceae - Silver Leaf Nightshade, Cayennne Pepper, Potato, Tomato
  • Sapinadaceae - Western Soapberry
  • Tropaeolaceae - Nasturtium
  • Ulmaceae - Lace Bark Elm, Hackberry
  • Verbenaceae - Golden and Texas Lantanas, Texas Frog-fruit, Bee Brush, White Trailing Lantana

Search for Native Plants

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Explore Plants database 

https://www.wildflower.org/plants-main

Texas Native Shrubs Database 

https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/indexscientific.htm

Plants Database 

www.plants.usda