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Dallas Chapter

Welcome to the Dallas Chapter

Stay in touch with the Dallas Chapter – sign up for our Newsletter, check out our Facebook page for more details and information.  Additionally, lots of great information can be found in our Newsletter Archives.

Next Native Plant Class! April 20-21, 2024
Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP)
Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
Dive into a greater understanding in planning, implementing and maintaining native plant gardens.
Sign up here: https://npsot.org/our-work/class-schedule/

Native Plants and Prairies Day & SPRING PLANT SALE
May 4, 2024 10am to 3pm

Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 East Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX
Presented by Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter; Texas Master Naturalist, North Texas Chapter; and the Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Prairie Chapter. For more information head on over to https://ntxnppd.org/
Help out with our Spring Plant Sale! Volunteer Sign Up (at SignUpGenius)
Are you a NPSOT member and wish to donate Native Texas Plants to the sale? Sign Up Here: Plant Donation Form
Current Plant ListMay 4 Plant Sale List

April Meeting: Monday, April 15, 2024
If something is not eating your plants, then your garden is not part of the ecosystem.Janet D. Smith will present: The Right Plant in the Right Place
It’s not just the placement of plants in your yard, but in the world that will sustain life as we know it.  Plants that feed the local insects are the base of the food web and give us a planet we can live on.  Learn how to think globally and act locally to create a home-grown national park of yards with plants that sustain all aspects of life.  This is based on the work and books Bringing Nature Home and Nature’s Best Hope, by Dr. Douglas Tallamy.

Janet D. SmithOur speaker, Janet D. Smith is a recovering plantaholic who considers the Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and native plant training as her 12-step program. She specializes in creating attractive landscapes that conserve natural resources and money; are good for the local ecology; and attract bees, butterflies, and birds. She loves helping others discover the thrill of having their own nature channel out their windows.
GARDENING HISTORY: Janet’s love of gardening didn’t start until after she took early retirement and decided to spruce up her dismal landscape. The next year she took the Master Gardening training and learned how to actually grow and care for plants. She embraced the concept of WaterWise Earth-Kind Gardening in her landscape and as a speaker. A few years later she became a Master Naturalist and joined the Native Plant Society of Texas where she coordinated their very active Native Landscape Certification Program for many years.

May meeting: Monday, May 20, 2024, TBD

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month. All meetings are open to members and the public.
Join us starting at 6:30 for social time, chapter announcements and presentations start at 7:00pm

Can’t make it in person? ZOOM our monthly meetings at:  https://npsot.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f20269a37974d8413fc79c831&id=12aa33f97f&e=d2e8f28b23
If needed, use: Meeting ID: 837 2523 6133  Passcode: 882399a*

Map of Texas with Blackland Prairie shown

The Blackland Prairie

The Dallas Chapter of NPSOT includes all of Dallas County and the twenty-two cities within its boundaries. 

We are in the Blackland Prairie Ecoregion:  Average rainfall 28-40 inches with peak rainfall usually in May, Hardiness Zone 8A, average annual minimum temps 15-10 degrees.

Wildflower Planting dates for our area are:
Spring – January 15th thru March 1st
Fall – October 1st thru December 1st

Check this link for a PDF of the USDA’s Hardiness Zone Map for Texas: https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/library/pubs/cit/hardiness_district.pdf.

Our area is predominately an urban landscape, and the Dallas Chapter’s primary goal is to educate homeowners, businesses, and municipalities on the benefit of planting native landscapes. Each meeting, newsletter, field trip and activity will strive to achieve this goal.

Plant Propagation Guide – A basic guide to sharing your native plants with others through plant propagation. (PDF, 1.33 MB)
Inviting Nature Back Home – A complete guide to updating your landscape for Birds, Bees and Butterflies. (PDF, 2 MB)
see more planting info on our Plant Info page

Calendar - North Texas Chapters

Dallas, North Central, Collin County,
Trinity Forks and Cross Timbers

Also see NPSOT’s full calendar