Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utiliz­ing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home gar­den and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combin­ing both aesthetics’ and functionality.

Free.

Select from over 120 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices.

Native plants make healthy habitats, benefiting birds, butterflies, pollinators and the ecosystem in general.

See list of native plants for sale.

 

There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Learn about proper soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best.

Megan Davis McConnell will speak on identifying monarch butterflies in your garden; creating supportive habitat and restoring prairie; monitoring and reporting your data to Monarch Lab in Minnesota; and rearing wild caterpillars for release.

All are welcome! Meet, greet and snacks at 6 p.m. Chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Info: Vicki Gleason, [email protected], 432-770-4694

Mulch Madness is a free mulch giveaway program for Mansfield residents. Residents must bring their own containers and and load their own mulch.

Proof of residency required

Info: [email protected]gov

Learn how to select beautiful, hardy plants that will thrive in North Texas.

Free. Registration required

Learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on our website (WaterUniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer!

Free with online registration.

Presenter Carol Garrison

2:30 p.m. social

Info: Nancy Lovett, [email protected]

Patsy Rosen host

North Haven Gardens welcomes Jamie Klingenberg and Sandra Hutchens from Gardens for Texas to show you the many benefits of xeriscaping.

Learn how your landscape can be made to be more water efficient in this new, free presentation! Sign up here.

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