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 East Texas.
Tuesday, October 16, Gardening Naturally with Native Plants — presentation by award-winning author-speaker Greg Grant. Hosted by Caddo Wildflower Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Begins 6:30 p.m. at the Cass County Sheriff’s Training Facility just north of Linden on County Road 1913. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event includes door prizes, refreshments and vendors. (To reach the facility, take U.S. 59 heading northeast out of Linden. Just north of Welch Propane, turn east onto CR 1913. Go 1.3 miles, and the building is on the left. Turn when you see the 4-H Horse Arena sign. Signs will be posted on U.S. 59.) Information: call Belinda McCoy McLaughlin at (903) 424-7724 or Kay Lowery at (903) 835-5532.
Saturday, October 20. Rural Landowners Workshop featuring presentations on landscaping with native plants, restoration of native prairie species in fields and pastures and creating wildlife habitat. We’ll also have outdoor family activities like nature hikes, basic plant identification, fishing and more. The event will be held at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center, 11942 FM 848, Tyler, Texas 75707. Cost is $5.00 for adults; children are free. Registration at 8:30 am, events start at 9:00 am. There will be three presentations in the morning and then they repeat in the afternoon so that folks can participate in both the presentations and the outdoor activities. Sponsored by the Tyler Chapter of NPSOT in collaboration with the East Texas Master Naturalists and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
TRIED AND TRUE NATIVE PLANTS
Texas Lantana (Lantana horrida)
Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii)
Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)
Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)
Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)
Blue mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum)
Fragrant Phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea)
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Scarlet Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
LOCAL DEMONSTRATION GARDENS