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Pines and Prairies September In-Person Chapter Meeting

What: Chapter In-Person MeetingWhen: Wednesday, 20 Sept 2023 (5:30-6:15pm Pot-Luck dinner; 6:15-7:00pm Plant SwapWhere: 9020 Airport Road, Conroe, Tx 77303 Please join us!  Guests are welcome! Meeting Description:  We are over 200 strong and many of us don't know one another.  Our September meeting will be an opportunity to break bread and talk with chapter […]

Chapter Leader Forum: How to Conduct a Successful Plant Rescue

Presenter: Ashley Landry, Williamson County ChapterWhen: Thursday, September 21, 2023 (Third Thursday) 12 - 1 pm This presentation is open to all Society members. Please join us! OverviewAshley Landry has hosted numerous plant rescues and will share her experience with us in a presentation. Come prepared with questions.  Zoom Registration Link: https://npsot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocu2rpjgtG9ERJ2W8JM88x_ws4xzTq49z#/registration

Nature Walk – September 21

In lieu of a regular presentation at our monthly meeting, Please join us at 6:45 pm on Thursday, September 21 (3rd Thursday) at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center for a walk through the Arboretum grounds. We will observe plants along the trails. We will gather in the room and have light snacks.

Williamson County Fall 2023 Native Plant Sale-Online Only

NPSOT-Williamson County Chapter's Fall 2023 Native Plant Sale is ONLINE ONLY. Purchase plants online for one week starting at 12:00AM on Friday morning, September 22, 2023, until 11:59PM on Thursday […]

Wildscapes Workshop & Native Plant Sale – September 23

Join us for an educational event, nature book sale, silent auction, and local plant sale. This year our speakers will discuss some of the most under-appreciated garden guests in our wildscapes: wasps, amphibians, and spiders.

Growing Texas Wildflowers

Presented by Deedy Wright, 9 am to 10:30 am, Headwaters at the Comal, 333 E. Klingemann, New Braunfels, TX 78130  You must register for the class here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/headwaters

September Chapter Meeting – Deedy Wright

"Native Plants in Chapter Fall Plant Sale", presented by Deedy Wright;  Social 5:45 pm, Business 6:15 pm, Program at 6:30 pm at New Braunfels Public library meeting room. Zoom link and […]

Event Series Native Garden Workday

Native Garden Workday

Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture 1370 Churchill Drive, New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Please join us at the Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture to help maintain the Lindheimer Chapter's native demonstration garden. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, gloves, and your favorite gardening […]

Fall Plant Sale

Carol Childres and Helen Cappozelli will co-chair the Pines and Prairies Fall Plant Sale which will be held in conjunction with The Woodlands Landscaping Solutions event on Saturday, September 30, […]

Boerne Chapter Meeting

Boerne Chapter Meeting 6:00pm Social Time; 6:45pm Announcements and Presentation. Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium Topic: Mushroom Blocks to Promote Healthier Tree Soil Presenter: Angelica Torres, a local mushroom farmer, and native, […]

Event Series Native Garden Workday

Native Garden Workday

Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country 4831 FM2673, Canyon Lake, Texas, United States

Please join us at the Heritage Museum to help maintain the Lindheimer Chapter's Demonstration Garden. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, gloves, and your favorite gardening tools. Contact Mickey Riviere […]

Designing a Pollinator Garden

Adding a pollinator garden to your landscape is a wonderful way to support the insects and birds that enable all things to grow, and a wonderful way to interest children and adults alike in nature and the outdoors.
Sponsored by Keep Lewisville Beautiful and the Denton County Master Gardener Association

North Central Native Plant Exchange

Plant exchange, bring your favorite plant! Bring your favorite native plant to our chapter meeting and share with us why you love it. Exchange it for a new plant to […]

Fall Native Plant Sale – Austin

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, TX, United States

Visit our plant sale page for more information.

Dallas Fall 2023 Plant Sale

Join us for our fall plant sale at our meeting location under the main entry awning. If you have plans to donate plants, please let us know what and how […]

Plant Sale

At the Headwaters at the Comal Headwaters - while supplies last

Fall Plant Sale – Dallas Chapter NPSOT

We will be hosting our Fall Plant Sale on October 7, 2023 from 8am till noon, at the Gaston Christian Center – 8515 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243 (Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/f56RmuSnjn9Z6RQQ6 ) See […]

Fall Plant Sale, North Central Chapter

Veterans Park Grand Pavilion8901 Clifford St.White Settlement, TX 76108 The Sale feature a large variety of Texas Native Plant species good for our soils and climate. Native Plants make healthy Habitats: Many hard to find species including: These plants are often not available in the commercial nursery trade, yet are wonderful additions to your landscapes […]

Seven Flags over Texas benefit

at Historic Old Town, Conservation Plaza, 1300 Churchill, New Braunfels, TX 78130  More details soon.

Founders Oak garden workdays

meet at Founders Oak in Landa Park and bring your favorite garden tools for planting and mulching.

Event Series Native Garden Workday

Native Garden Workday

Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture 1370 Churchill Drive, New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Please join us at the Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture to help maintain the Lindheimer Chapter's native demonstration garden. Please bring water, closed toe shoes, gloves, and your favorite gardening tools. Contact Craig Bruska at craigbruska@hotmail.com for details and to confirm the workday.

NPSOT Executive Board Meeting

Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) Executive Board meetings occur monthly and any member may attend. Contact the Executive Director prior to the meeting at state@npsot.org for Zoom and applicable […]

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About the Region

New Braunfels, the location of our Fall 2024 Symposium, straddles both the Edwards Plateau Ecoregion and the Blackland Prairie ecoregion. Interstate 35 divides the city of New Braunfels; its path through the city closely parallels the boundary of these two ecoregions, with the Edwards Plateau on the west side and the Blackland Prairies region to the east. The Edwards Plateau area is also called the Hill Country; however, this general term covers a much larger area extending farther north. Spring-fed creeks are found throughout the region; deep limestone canyons, rivers, and lakes (reservoirs) are common. Ashe juniper is perhaps the most common woody species found throughout the region. Additional woody species include various species of oak, with live oak (Quercus fusiformis) being the most common. Sycamores (Platanus occidentalis) and bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) border waterways. This area is well known for its spring wildflower displays, though they may be viewed in spring, late summer, and fall, as well. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, average annual rainfall in the Edwards Plateau ranges from 15 to 34 inches.

The Blackland Prairie extends from the Red River south to San Antonio, bordered on the west by the Edwards Plateau and the Cross Timbers, and on the east by the Post Oak Savannah. Annual rainfall averages 30 to 40 inches, with higher averages to the east. This region is dominated by prairie species. The most common grass species include little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) in the uplands and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) in the riparian areas and drainages. Common herbaceous flowering plants include salvias, penstemons, and silphiums. This area has suffered greatly from overgrazing and agricultural use. Few intact areas remain, though many of the plants can be found along county roadsides throughout the region.

Our four host chapters (New Braunfels, Lindheimer, Guadalupe, and the Hill Country chapters) are located in one or both of the ecoregions above. However, the eastern portion of Guadalupe County also falls within the Post Oak Savanna ecoregion. Annual rainfall averages 35 to 45 inches, with higher averages to the east. A wide variety of hardwood trees are found, including several species of oaks, elms, and in the Bastrop area, loblolly pine (Pinus taeda). Grasses and forbs dominate in the open savannas, with most common grass being little bluestem. Ranching, agriculture, and fire suppression have allowed woody species to encroach on the once-open savannas.

Source: Wildflowers of Texas by Michael Eason