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Dallas Chapter

President’s Message:

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Fall is my favorite season. I can’t wait for the cool air, creative decorations, the smell of pumpkin bread and planting in my gardens.

If you didn’t know, Fall is the perfect time to plant. After this last summer and the past two years I am excited to celebrate new growth, new plants and new opportunities.

With that in mind, I want to introduce myself to you. My name is Lois Diggs, the incoming President of the Dallas Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and even though I have lived in Texas for 42 years, I am still learning about the best practices and native plants to use in our landscape. I became a Master Gardener in 2012, have served on the Board of our NPSOT chapter for 3 years, and became a Master Naturalist in 2020. All that says is, I volunteer a lot and am still wanting to learn.

I hope you will come to our NPSOT monthly chapter meeting on Monday, October 17th at GCC, 8515 Greenville Ave 75243. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall, 6:30 social time, meeting at 7 pm.

This will be our last meeting of 2022, and to celebrate Fall and Texas Native Plant week (10/16-10/22) we will be giving away a native plant to everyone attending the meeting. If you also have plants you would like to add to our give away, please bring them to the Meeting.

If you can’t make the meeting in person, you are invited to login on Zoom.

Please look for our October newsletter for more details.

For those of us who collect seeds, the Dallas County Master Gardener at Coppell ISD’s School Garden program has requested seeds for their new pollinator garden program. What a wonderful opportunity to share and education these students. Please bring your seeds to the meeting in an envelope, clearly marked with common and botanical names, the year collected and any other info you feel the students might benefit from.

You are invited to sign up for the newsletter here.  And visit us on Facebook.

I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on Monday, October 17th. Join us to meet the new Leadership of the chapter, receive a native plant, and give your voice to our future educational presentations, field trips, projects and more. Each of us can help in small and big ways to education the public, further our knowledge base and support Native Planting in Dallas and surrounding area.

Lois Diggs

NPSOT, Dallas Chapter, President

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