San Antonio Chapter

Rainbow Gardens Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Leads: Haeley Giambalvo and Teresa Maslonka

Workdays: As needed.

The San Antonio chapter was approached in early 2024 by Rainbow Gardens, a local, traditional nursery to create a native plant demonstration garden that would help educate and promote native plants to their customers. We felt this was an unprecedented opportunity to influence local gardeners as they are making plant purchase decisions, so we said “Yes! Absolutely!

With a large group of volunteers, we cleared a 6′ x 40′ garden bed of non-native plants, put down cardboard to suppress any remaining roots and topped with cardboard. Then we planted the following 17 species:

Silver PonyfootShrubby BonesetFour Nerve DaisyMealy Blue Sage (Henry Duehlberg)Lindheimer MuhlyGulf MuhlyGregg’s MistflowerKidneywoodAnacacho OrchidAutumn SageSideoats GramaLittle BluestemTwistleaf YuccaLanceleaf CoreopsisWooly StemodiaBlackfoot DaisyRed Yucca

Visit the demo garden at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Road, San Antonio TX 78250.

Garden as of May 2024

Initial Installation in March 2024