Find information on what to plant in your own gardens this fall (or any time of the year) as well as learn about local events, volunteer opportunities, native plant presentations, local online resources and more! There are so many different ways you can be involved – find the information you are looking for here to participate in Native Plant Week in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Saturday, Oct 6 Bring Back the Monarchs. Presentation by Jenny Singleton, a Monarch Watch volunteer and seasoned butterfly tag wrangler, designed for children and parents who want to learn about the beauty, the mystery and the miracle of the Monarch butterflies flight through North Texas each fall. 2 pm Flower Mound Public Library. More information.
Saturday, Oct 13, Native Plant Sale - Hard to find Texas natives in a special section at the Ft Worth Botanical Gardens Fall Garden Sale offered by the Ft Worth Chapter of the Native Plant Society. 9 am – 2 pm.
Wednesday, October 17 Bob Jones Nature Center. Tarrant County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and show off the Butterfly Garden which they designed and maintain, 9 am – 11:30.
Thursday, Oct. 18, Plant-focused guided hike — Trinity River Audubon Center at 6p.m.; Free to the public on this day and no RSVP’s are required.
Thursday, October 18. Native Plant Walk — Clark Gardens in Mineral Wells. Members of Cross Timbers Native Plants will lead a walk along the native plant trail beginning at 6:00 pm. Regular admission fees apply. No RSVP necessary.
Saturday, October 20. Prairie Walk — Bear Creek Ranch in Aledo. Earl Hogan and Ricky Linex of Cross Timbers Native Plants will identify grasses and forbs on a native prairie . 9 – 12. Free. Bring your own lunch. RSVP
Saturday, October 20 — Enjoy the predominately native landscape of the Ed and Edith Pewitt Educational Pavilion at Heritage Park in Grapevine while taking part in one of the three tree seminars from 10 am to 2 PM. Free. Trees for sale for $25. Sponsored by Grapevine Garden Club.
Saturday, October 20, Native Garden and Wildscapes Walks - Members of the North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society will lead walks and discuss the plants at three local gardens. 10 am – 1 pm
- Southwest Sub-Courthouse, 6551 Granbury Rd in Ft Worth
- Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Ln. in Ft Worth
- Molly Hollar Wildscape, Veterans Park, 3600 West Arkansas Ln. in Arlington
Saturday, October 20, Guided Wildflower Walk — Master Naturalist Jim Varnum will lead a walk at the White Rock Lake Blackland Prairie. The walk will begin near the Bath House Cultural Center at 10 AM. Free. Information.
Saturday, October 20. Coppell’s Annual Wildflower Seeding Day — Reminisce about the native prairie and enhance the beauty of Andy Brown Park by sowing wildflower seeds. Free. No registration is required. Materials will be provided. Keep Coppell Beautiful.
Saturday, October 20. Twelve Hills Nature Center. Andrea Bithell, The Organic Lady, and Jamie Laws, a former owner of Repotted, will show how to prepare an organic flower bed, then look at some great native plants to enhance residential landscapes. Twelve Hills Nature Center is located in North Oak Cliff 7 minutes west of the Bishop Arts District at 817 Mary Cliff Drive in Dallas. Contact Marcie Haley, email@example.com with questions and to rsvp.
Saturday, October 27, Make a Difference Day — Volunteers needed to mix seeds and sow them at Railroad Park in Lewisville.We will be planting a band of wildflowers on a sloping area around a detention pond at the park, near trailways and other community areas. For more information call 972-538-5949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the North Texas Master Naturalist Calendar Page for Local Events & Presentations.
TRIED AND TRUE NATIVE PLANTS
For a Wildscape (habitat garden):
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)
Pale-leaf Yucca (Yucca pallida)
Hummingbird Bush/Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii)
Zexmenia (Wedelia texana)
LOCAL DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
Molly Hollar Wildscape at Veterans Park, Arlington – Tucked away in one of the city’s most popular parks, the wildscape serves as a living lab, the natural elements providing a backdrop for programs and tours.
Additional North Texas Demonstration Gardens listed at North Texas Council of Governments website.