Boerne Chapter

Native Grown Articles

The “Native Grown” column is published in the Boerne Star newspaper. This column was originated by Bill Ward as a community outreach to educate the public about the virtues of landscaping with native plants and of protecting native-plant habitats. Bill started this column in April 2002 and published numerous articles until he passed away in January 2011. Other members of the Boerne Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas have volunteered to continue this column as a valued reference for people in Boerne and the surrounding Texas Hill Country.

Yahoo! Check Out That Blooming Wahoo” by Delmar Cain, April 29, 2016
A Short Winter and A Long Spring” Mostly by Bill Ward With Some Additions by Delmar Cain, March 25, 2016
Filling Spaces with Spiny Hackberry and a Poor man’s Rope” by Delmar Cain, February 12, 2016

Oasis for Wildlife or High Maintenance Still Life” by Delmar Cain, May 1, 2015

Webworms are Coming…Learn to Combat Them” by Mark Peterson, April 27, 2015
Got Drought? Grow Native, Part 3″ by Carolyn Walden, April 2, 2015

Got Drought? Grow Native, Part 2” by Carolyn Walden, March 19, 2015
Got Drought? Grow Native, Part 1” by Carolyn Walden, March 13, 2015

NPSOT Plan Youth Photo Competition” by Rheda Boardman, February 27, 2015
Two Thousand Years and Few Degrees of Connection” by Delmar Cain, February 6, 2015

Ashe Juniper is Really More Good Than Bad” by Jane McAuliffe and Mary Dunn, January 25, 2015
Mistletoe and Ball Moss – Pleasure or Peril” by Delmar Cain, January 16, 2015

Possumhaw (Ilex decidua) –  Native Holly of Texas” by Don Fraser, December 12, 2014

Primal Matter for Your Garden“, by Christine Westerman, November 13, 2014

Twoleaf Senna – A Hardscrabble Star“, by Les Barnes, October 17, 2014

Are Native Plant Gardeners Lazy? Hmmm?“, by Christine Westerman, August 22, 2014

Climate Change…Learning Experiences“, by Becky Eterno, July 18, 2014

Connections to the Past“, by Delmar Cain, June 20, 2014
Frogfruit–A NICE! Plant With A Tangle Of Common Names“, by Delmar Cain, June 6, 2014

A Limestone Canyon, A Memorable Trip and a NICE! Plant“, by Delmar Cain, May 9, 2014

Texas Honeysuckle – Not a Wanderer“, by Delmar Cain, April 25, 2014
A NICE! Plant that Attracts Butterflies and Could Bring Rain” by Delmar Cain, April 11, 2014

Cluttering the Beauty of the Native Grown” by Delmar Cain, March 28, 2014
One Eye Forward and One Eye Back” by Delmar Cain, March 14, 2014

Double up with NICE! Understory Plants” by Delmar Cain, February 28, 2014
Two Law Officers, but I Got the Chicken-Thief” by Delmar Cain, February 14, 2014

Native in Texas, and from Coast to Coast” by Delmar Cain, January 31, 2014
For Winter Inspiration, Just Follow the Snout” by Delmar Cain, January 20, 2014
Plant a NICE! Treasure for January” by Delmar Cain, January 3, 2014

For Christmas in the Hill Country” by Bill Ward and a few lines by Delmar Cain, December 20, 2013
Way Stations for Hungry Travelers ” by Delmar Cain, December 6, 2013

Surprising Hill Country Beauties” by Delmar Cain, November 22, 2013
Plan Long Term – Plant a NICE! Tree” by Delmar Cain, November 8, 2013

Paying Attention to the Small Faces in the Crowd” by Delmar Cain,  October 25, 2013
A Faithful Reader and a NICE! Goldeneye” by Delmar Cain, October 7, 2013

Opportunities And Surprises For The Season” by Delmar Cain, September 27, 2013
A New NICE Plant and Hardy Early Fall Bloomers” by Delmar Cain, September 13, 2013

Two Sennas–Cool Plants For the End of Summer” by Delmar Cain, August 30, 2013
Name That Borer Moth” by Delmar Cain, August 16, 2013
Want A Vine That Will Climb—Try A Clematis” by Delmar Cain, August 2, 2013

One Real Honest to Goodness Weed” by Delmar Cain, July 19, 2013
Buckley’s Yucca—A NICE Ball With Points” by Delmar Cain, July 5, 2013

Buck Moths, Green Dragons and the Fiery Searcher” by Delmar Cain, June 14, 2013

Not In Control—Save Some Seeds” by Delmar Cain, May 31, 2013
In The Battle Against Invasives-Save Some Seeds” by Delmar Cain, May 17, 2013
Prairie Verbena—A NICE Ten-Month Performer” by Delmar Cain, May 5, 2013

In Love and Stranded in the Hill Country—Wild (Eastern) Red Columbine” by Emily Weiner and Delmar Cain, April 19, 2013
Yellow Spring Flowers And A Memorial Butterfly Garden” by Delmar Cain, April 5, 2013

Pink Mimosa—NICE, But Not Near A Walkway” by Delmar Cain, March 22, 2013
The Early Show May Be The Best” by Delmar Cain, March 8, 2013

Something Pleasant—Bush Palmetto” by Delmar Cain, February 22, 2013
Rough-Leaf Dogwood—A NICE Tree For A Wet Spot” by Delmar Cain, February 8, 2013

Rosettes of Renewal” by Delmar Cain, January 25, 2013
Pecan—A NICE Old Favorite” by Delmar Cain, January 11, 2013

Ashe Juniper—Wanted Dead or Wanted Alive” by Delmar Cain, December 28, 2012
Cenizo–A Western Plant For Dry Conditions” by Delmar Cain, December 14, 2012

Pondering The Future” by Delmar Cain, November 30, 2012
Attractive Grasses For Fall Color” by Delmar Cain, November 16, 2012
Zexmenia—A Hardy and Versatile Performer” by Delmar Cain, November 2, 2012

Celebrate Texas Native Plant Week With A Field Trip” by Delmar Cain, October 19, 2012
Retama—A NICE Sun Lover” by Delmar Cain, October 5, 2012

In The Hill Country Or Blackland Prairie—It’s Still Prairie Tea” by Delmar Cain, September 21, 2012
Flame Acanthus—A NICE Plant for A Hot Summer and Fall” by Delmar Cain, September 7, 2012

Prairie Coneflower… Deer Proof… Maybe” by Delmar Cain, August 24, 2012
A Tree By Every Other Name Is Still The Same” by Delmar Cain, August 10, 2012

A Look At Some Of The Supporting Cast” by Delmar Cain, July 27, 2012
Native Plants Work On A Public Site” by Delmar Cain, July 13, 2012

The seed ball, demystified” by Emily Weiner, June 29, 2012
A Steady Bloomer for A Dry Spot” by Delmar Cain, June 15, 2012
Letting Nature Do The Work” by Delmar Cain, June 1, 2012

No Mercy for the Musk Thistle Either” by Delmar Cain, May 18, 2012
Desert Willow—A Cool Plant For A Hot Spot” by Delmar Cain, May 4, 2012

Malta Starthistle—A Really Bad Actor” by Delmar Cain, April 20, 2012
Mexican Buckeye—A Good Suggestion For the Plant Sale” by Delmar Cain, April 6, 2012

Our friends are back, but for how long” by Delmar Cain, March 23, 2012
Ten Years of NICE!” by Delmar Cain, March 9, 2012

Letting Nature Make The Call” by Delmar Cain, February 23, 2012
Damianita—Cold Hardy and Drought Tolerant” by Delmar Cain, February 9, 2012

Rewarded By Waiting” by Delmar Cain, January 27, 2012

Teaching and Planting for the Future” by Delmar Cain, December 30, 2011
A Tough Plant For The New Year” by Delmar Cain, December 16, 2011
Rethinking Riparian Management” by Delmar Cain, December 2, 2011

Drought Tough Plant” by Delmar Cain, November 18, 2011
The Wonders of Rain And Another NICE Tree” by Delmar Cain, November 4, 2011

Setting A Good Example” by Delmar Cain, October 21, 2011
Lacey Oak Revisited” by Delmar Cain, October 7, 2011

Why Native Plants For Your Yard?” by Delmar Cain, September 23, 2011
Include Thoroughwort In Your Gardening Plans” by Delmar Cain, September 9, 2011

Prickly Pear Cactus, The State Plant—Trouble on the Horizon” by Delmar Cain, August 26, 2011
Prickly Pear Cactus—A Good Choice for The State Plant” by Delmar Cain, August 12, 2011

Following A Midsummer Rabbit Trail” by Delmar Cain, July 29, 2011
A Yard For the Wet And Dry Years” by Delmar Cain, July 15, 2011
Planning For Drought In The Future” by Delmar Cain, July 1, 2011

A Native Not For Swingers” by Delmar Cain, June 17, 2011
Hope In A New Revolution” by Delmar Cain, June 3, 2011

Preservation: Challenge Or A Piece Of Cake” by Delmar Cain, May 20, 2011
Passing On The Hill Country at Stanbio Laboratory” by Delmar Cain, May 6, 2011

At Home in the Hill Country – Escarpment Black Cherry” by Delmar Cain, April 8, 2011

A Tale of Two Plants” by Delmar Cain, March 25, 2011
What’s In A Name — The Texas Fall Elm” by Delmar Cain, March 11, 2011

Got Milkweed? Monarchs Need It To Survive” by Kip Kiphart, February 25, 2011
Chinquapin Oak – a NICE! good looking shade tree” by Carolyn Walden, February 12, 2011

Tribute to a Wonderful Life” by Bill Lindemann, January 28, 2011
“Native Grown But Widely Loved” by Delmar Cain, January 14, 2011

“Desired future conditions apply to more that just the aquifer” by Delmar Cain, September 20, 2010


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