October 20, 2013
My garden’s celebrating Texas Native Plant Week!
My Salvia coccinea invites you to celebrate Texas Native Plant Week Oct. 20 – 26!
Officially designated as the third week in October, we can celebrate all year with trouble-free plants that attract wildlife and conserve water, like my perennial summer blooming Plumbago scandens.
Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TX Native Plant Week: FREE Grow Green Homeowner Training
Join the City of Austin Grow Green team for our FREE fall homeowner’s landscape training. REGISTER online.
There’s a native for every season, soil type, and lighting. My goldenrods are coming into bloom.
White mistflower (Ageratina havanensis) is gearing up for the bees and butterflies.
Wednesday, October 23, Noon-1:00 p.m.TX Native Plant Week: Native Plants for Pollinators
Join Matt Morris and Liz McVeety to learn about how to incorporate native host and larval plants that will attract butterflies into your garden.
Bordered Patch butterfly host plant Zexmenia (Wedelia texana) blooms spring, fall and even summer.
Salvia farinacea ‘Henry Duelberg’ is back to feed fall flyby friends, after a brief summer break.
Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
TX Native Plant Week: Native Plants of Central Texas Walk & Talk
Take an evening stroll at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with an informative tour of the gardens.
I bet their frostweed (Verbesina virginica) is flowering, just like mine.
Thursday, Oct. 24th, 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.
Native Tree Walk at Zilker Botanical Garden
It takes a few years for the Mexican plum to bloom. The sooner you plant, the sooner you’ll have flowers and fruit!
October 26th, 8:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Views of Austin and Native Plants on 3-hour hike in the Vireo Preserve Tract
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
TX Native Plant Week: Arbor Day Celebration—see how to plant and mulch trees + activities for the kids.
And check out the Native Texas Plant Week blog for helpful links, too.
Happy planting! Linda