Maintenance of a Native Garden: While native Texas plants have a reputation for survivability, a little maintenance goes a long way in keeping your plants healthy and happy. Meredith O’Reilly discusses how to care for different types of plants over the four seasons, as well as strategies to prevent issues and minimize maintenance. We encourage audience participation – you are invited to share own experiences throughout the presentation.

An avid wildlife gardener, NPSOT member Meredith O’Reilly is also a National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Host, Capital Area Master Naturalist, and Travis Audubon committee member. She greatly enjoys teaching and writing about native flora and fauna, as well as protecting the ecosystem through thoughtful gardening. She writes about her wildlife gardening experiences at her blog Great Stems, for which Meredith received NPSOT’s 2014 Digital Media Award.

The November meeting 7-9 PM will take place in the administration building of the Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 2601 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX 78703. The administration building is on the southeast corner of Greenlee and Exposition. There is parking in the garage, which also has an elevator. You can enter the garage from Greenlee; look for the signs leading you to the second-floor meeting room. Arrive at 6:30 PM for snacks and seed exchange.