UPlantIt Program - Gardening Made Simple

Easy Gardening With UPlantIt

Do you love gardening but aren’t quite sure which plants to choose for your landscape to blossom? Having trouble finding plants that look great and thrive season after season? Take the guesswork out of finding the right plant for the right spot with perfect plant combinations by purchasing a custom-designed, water-saving UPlantIt boxed garden!

This program was test piloted with a "Pollinator Box" during the summer and fall of 2019.  The program was successful and we hope to bring it back in early 2020.  Be sure to subscribe to the Environmental Education newsletter to receive the announcement next year.  

Start Small, Save Big

Our pre-planned gardens include sure-fire plants hand-selected by our friends, the Texas A&M AgriLife Water University Horticulturalists, that are proven to flourish in our challenging North Texas soils and in our sometimes harsh and unpredictable climate. UPlantIt gardens include 32 starter plants sown in 3-inch pots and bundled into a 2 ft. x 1 ft. box. Each plant is tagged and numbered to correspond with our professional designs to make planting as easy as possible for your DIY installation! 

Want to See What the UPlantIt Pollinator Plants Will Look Like? 

Visit our demonstration garden located the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy.  The garden is located along the north wall of the building to the right as you exit the glass doors by the information desk.

Pollinator Garden Perimeter Details

  • Thirty-two starter plants with 14 different varieties in 3-inch pots 
  • Boxed gardens are 2 ft. x 1 ft. in size, they will easily fit in your vehicle 
  • Three plant by number layout options (5' x 25' rectangle; 16’ x 16' triangle; and 14' circle)
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft 
  • Exposure: plant in Full Sun to Part Shade for best results. (Requires a minimum of five hours direct sun per day)
  • Mature height: 1 to 6 ft. 
  • Duration: colorful blooms from spring to fall 
  • Benefits: locally grown, all native and adapted varieties, and pollinator supporting species