My garden’s celebrating Texas Native Plant Week!

October 20th, 2013 Posted in Texas Native Plant Week, early spring flowers, fall plants

My Salvia coccinea invites you to celebrate Texas Native Plant Week Oct. 20 – 26!

salvia coccinea austin texas Native Plant Week

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.

plumbago scandens Texas Native Plant Week

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.

goldenrod Texas Native Plant Week

White mistflower (Ageratina havanensis) is gearing up for the bees and butterflies.

white mistflower Ageratine havanensis Texas Native Plant Week

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.

Zexmenia (Wedelia texana) Native Texas Plant Week

Salvia farinacea ‘Henry Duelberg’ is back to feed fall flyby friends, after a brief summer break.

Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' Texas Native Plant Week

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.

frostweed (Verbesina virginica) Native Texas Plant Week

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!

mexican plum in bloom Texas Native Plant Week

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.

Get all the details for each event plus much more!

And check out the Native Texas Plant Week blog for helpful links, too.

Happy planting! Linda

  1. 2 Responses to “My garden’s celebrating Texas Native Plant Week!”

  2. By Matt Jackson on Oct 21, 2013

    Well i bought a few packets of seed and i’m going to plant a wildflower patch in lieu of a winter veggie garden, here goes!

    Reply

    Linda reply on October 21st, 2013 3:38 pm:

    Yahoo! It’s so fun. Like vegetables, they can be tricky but it’s so much fun! Good luck to you and me too!

    Reply

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