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Native Plant Week logos

Texas Native Plant Week is only a month away! Our website is chock full of wonderful and exciting events and resources that the whole family can enjoy while learning about native plants and how important they are to us. Now … Continue reading

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Press release July 24, 2012

Press Release For Immediate Release July 24, 2012 Point of Contact: Anna Strong, Chairperson – Texas Native Plant Week, 314-517-2334 Native Plant Society Announces Texas Native Plant Week, October 14 – 20, 2012 What makes you think of home? For … Continue reading

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Texas Native Plant Week Walk & Talk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 11, 2011 With Texas in what is predicted to be an extended drought, Texas Native Plant Week Oct. 16-22 provides a great time to celebrate plants adapted to the state’s weather extremes. The awareness week slogan … Continue reading

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Gov. Perry Recommends Wildscaping

In the September 2011 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, Governor Rick Perry discusses the benefits of wildscaping: “As we enjoy this land, we must remember our role as caretakers and stewards of Texas and preserve its beauty for … Continue reading

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Ode to the Prickly Pear Cactus

Delmar Cain of the Native Plant Society of Texas writes a great blog about the State Plant of Texas, the prickly pear. Nominated in 1995 as the state plant, the prickly pear is actually a cactus family with many species. … Continue reading

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Video: Newcomers Appreciate Texas Native Plants & Fall Planting Tips

As always, the Central Texas Gardener produced another great episode showcasing a beautiful native garden at the home of Bobbie Tsukahara and Gill Starkey. “I had no idea how rich the flora of Texas is, and the fact that if … Continue reading

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When Plants Attack — 2 great videos on invasives

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has produced a brilliant video, “When Plants Attack,” on the battle against invasive plants in Texas. Mixing in segments of classic horror movies, the video interviews experts and volunteers around the state about the damage various species … Continue reading

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Rio Reforestation, Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Volunteers use hardy native plants to replenish the Rio Grande Valley. By Eileen Mattei When the Rio Grande Valley became a booming agricultural wonderland 100 years ago, approximately 95 percent of the native brush was cleared for farms. Current efforts … Continue reading

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This Winter Give a Bird a Berry, National Wildlife Federation

Excerpt: The best winter-fruiting plants for wildlife are native trees and shrubs. “Many of them produce prodigious fruit,” says Whelan. Natives are also easy to care for once they are established. Dozens–even hundreds–of varieties are available. Try cultivating some of … Continue reading

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Super Stars, Wildflower Magazine

by Julie Bawden Davis Many of the numerous aster species are indigenous to North America, making it possible to find a native aster perfectly suited to your landscape no matter where you live in the United States. Certain of these hardy, … Continue reading

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