Swap plants, rooted cuttings, and seeds with fellow plant parents while you enjoy refreshments. Commune with fellow plant lovers, chat abot plant-keeping challenges or what’s exciting you in your plant collection. Make plant friends in real life! And, get a cool new-to-you plant or two out of the deal.

NHG welcomes back horticulturist and author Leslie Finical Halleck for all this and more in our book signing and plant swapping event.

Swap plants, rooted cuttings, and seeds with fellow plant parents while you enjoy refreshments. Commune with fellow plant lovers, chat abot plant-keeping challenges or what’s exciting you in your plant collection. Make plant friends in real life! And, get a cool new-to-you plant or two out of the deal.

NHG welcomes back horticulturist and author Leslie Finical Halleck for all this and more in our book signing and plant swapping event.

In Texas, the condition most gardeners find difficult to design for is the shade. This presentation will give you a starter palette that will highlight plants to bring color to your shady spot. 

Presenter: Cindy Kearney. By day, Cindy works at an interior architecture firm as a project, CAD, & BIM manager and landscape design by night. She got the native plant bug in 2000 after being introduced to Rosa Finsley and her Kings Creek Gardens nursery. She joined NPSOT in 2010 and has served on the Dallas board for the last four years and is current chapter president.

Free.

NPAT hosts a field trip and dinner at the Dixon Water Foundation’s Leo Ranch Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion

The afternoon field trip starts at 1 p.m., led by botanical experts Bill Carr and Lisa Bellows. 
A catered dinner at the Clint Josey Pavilion will follow from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We will share updates on the year at NPAT and offer a chance to mingle with other prairie enthusiasts. $45.

More details to come.

Volunteers needed for a family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park!. Meet at the Trinity Overlook Park at Commerce Street and Beckley Avenue.

The Great Seed Bomb will be leading the Seedball Workshop where you can get your hands dirty and make native grass and wildflower seedballs that will be dispersed in different areas along the Trinity River Corridor. Sowing seedballs helps to reinforce habitats vital to the migration of monarchs, the well-being of bees, and adds beauty to our green spaces.

Register on Eventbrite. 

Program on hummingbirds presented by Audubon Society member Victoria Moore.

Info:  [email protected]

We should all be using native plants in our landscapes. But information on natives is limited. Even more daunting is determining which of them will actually thrive in a shaded location. This presentation illustrates and discusses in detail the surprising number of our native species adapted to these challenging conditions.

$15. Class price includes general admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. Stay after the class to explore our two-story Butterfly House and the 7.5 acre garden full of native and adapted plants.

Michael Eason, freelance botanist, author and photographer, will speak on plants in the Chihuahuan Desert region of West Texas, from Val Verde County to El Paso, will focus on species with interesting seed dispersal mechanisms and pollination biology. He’ll also address the topography, geology and climatic influences that make this region so diverse and online and print resources for plant identification.

Sher Dunaway

Help volunteers from the Native Prairies Association of Texas' Fort Worth chapter salvage native wildflowers and grasses on a lot, behind the Hulen Home Depot, being developed for a new Tanglewood elementary school. Take some back your own gardens!

Times for the rescue are:

Friday, May 17th: 5:30-dusk

Sat, May 18th (weather permitting) 2pm-5pm.
Sunday, May 19th 2 pm-5pm.

 

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