Fredericksburg Chapter


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Plant Natives,

The monthly newsletter from Deborah Simmons, President, Fredericksburg chapter NPSOT

May, 2024 Plant Natives    Speaker this month: Shannon Brown founder of ERA; Day Family scholarship available for a Gillespie Co. senior; it’s spring. the hummingbirds are here and the hill country savanna is ready for them.

April, 2024 Plant Natives   Paula Stone sets the stage for designing the garden as this month’s speaker. Tune in to our  YouTube channel to review the month’s speaker presentation or to attend the meeting. Members vote on changes to chapter By-Laws this month.

March, 2024 Plant Natives  Cheryl Hamilton addresses invasives this month and offers strategies for removal; Spring to the Wild Side, our spring member plant sale is this month. “Hope is the thing with leaves that perches in the soul.” Spring is here.

February, 2024 Plant Natives:  This month’s speaker: George Cates from Native American Seed will talk about Hill Country native wildflower and grass seeds. Growing bluebonnets from seed. Look for the promises of spring that are beginning to peak out.

January, 2024 Plant Natives:   There is life in a Hill Country winter. The question is where to find it and how to sustain it;     Robert Edmondson, January speaker. “What happened to our understory?”

2023 Introduced Plant Natives, our monthly newletter by Deborah Simmons, President Fredericksburg chapter NPSOT

December 2023, Plant Natives    December thoughts: Tasajillo cacti introduced. We are growing: 330 members now. Introduce yourself at the holiday party. “When it’s too cold to go out, take a needed break. You and your plants will have more energy come spring.”

November 2023, Plant Natives  Information on December holiday party; donations made; recipients of yard consultation drawing.

October 2023 Plant Natives     Apache’s Tree Grant Program awarded our Chapter 50 native trees; Project this month is reseeding natives on Cross Mtn.; Lonnie Childs speaker for this month’s meeting.

September 2023 Plant Natives   This month’s speaker, Peggy Sechrist, is an organic rancher, certified in holistic land management.//  Plant Sale coming up end of the month. Make plans now. Fall is coming. Plan for Spring.

August 2023 Plant Natives   The chapter has applied for free trees. We’ll know in October. Autumn is coming. Hold on. This month Deborah Simmons will introduce us to a woodland ecosystem even in a small space.

July 2023 Plant Natives  Harvest seeds for the Cross Mtn. project. Eroded area in the park need our help. Plan ahead for the plant sale end of Septemer. Deedy Wright, founding member of the New Braunfels chapter is the July speaker.

June Fredericksburg Plant Natives Doss Ranch Tour riparian management. Board meetings are open to member attendance

May Fredericksburg Plant Natives Have a conversation with your land.  Our speaker this month will guide our vision: Robert Edmondson from the Texas Forest Service.

April Fredericksburg Plant Natives   The heartfelt nature of effort shines through in volunteer work. Linda Ross and Kim Lewis plant and tend a landscape at the PO designed by Kathy Lyles in 2015.

March Fredericksburg Plant Natives   Spring is on its way: Agarita blossoms, green buds on everything. John Huecksteadt, longtime member and former President of our NPSOT chapter, passed away on February 12, 2023 at age 80

February Fredericksburg Plant Natives     Spring is coming! Invitation to become visible to the community – an important task for Native Plant members

January Fredericksburg Plant Natives   Welcome by Deborah Simmons, the new Fredericksburg chapter of NPSOT ; Introducing Barbara Romano, the new secretary on the Board of Directors.

Echoes From the Past is the  history of our chapter archived in the chapter’s newsletter. It is frequently in the voice of the residing president and reflects the vision of those boards of directors. We hope you will be able to refresh your own vision in walking with the pioneers of the Fredericksburg chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.