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 San Antonio.
EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS
October 20, Fall Festival at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center - San Antonio Chapter of the Native Plant Society will be participating in the Fall Festival at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center (10750 Pleasanton Road) on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 AM to 4 PM. There will be native plants for sale provided by our chapter along with educational presentations.
October 26, Native Plant Walk at San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Explore 11 acre Native Trail with a Master Naturalist! Stroll along the Hill Country Trail in search of Texas snowbells, mountain laurel and other plants adapted to the rocky alkaline soils. 10 am. Regular admission rates apply.
October 27, Plant Propagation Workshop. Pat McNeil of McNeil Growers of Austin will discuss and demonstrate his unique and innovative plant propagation techniques for the home gardener. The workshop will cover propagation techniques; seed collection, storage and germination; recommended potting media; and repurposing common household materials for potting and growing plants without a greenhouse. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM SoL Center, University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell (by Trinity University). Fee: $10, payable to Native Plant Society of Texas.
TRIED AND TRUE NATIVE PLANTS
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Frogfruit (Phyla incisa)
Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Lantana (trailing/new gold varieties)
Straggler Daisy / Horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis)
Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus drummondii)
Esperanza / Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)
Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa)
Evergreen Sumac (Rhus virens)
Flame Acanthus (Anisacanthus quadrifidis wrightii)
Chile Pequin (Capsicum annuum)
Texas Sage/ Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens)
Agarita (Mahonia trifoliolata)
LOCAL DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center (10750 Pleasanton Road, San Antonio) – Offers a focus on south Texas plants.
Brooks City Base (City Base Landing and Ocker Rd, San Antonio).
Riverwalk Demonstration Garden (near Aubrey and Old Guilbeau St. off W Durango) – Offers a focus on plants that fare well within the city of San Antonio.
Schertz Community Garden in Schertz, Texas – under development