See the chapter in action for Native Plant Week


At our next meeting, Guadalupe County Chapter Presents

Cacti in Your Garden (Yes, Yours!)

Do you believe that cactus is only a plant of the desert? Do you believe that, in this area, it’s only good for temporary residence in a fancy dish as a housewarming gift, then the compost when it rots and dies?

Let’s take a trip to Big Bend and to a ranch near Sonora to see cacti in their native habitat, then learn how to use these xerophytic* plants to add beauty and novelty to our own non-desert landscapes, and save water.

Claude Townsend grew up in the mountains of North Carolina, and followed his father and both grandfathers into the nursery business. Today he raises and propagates cactus and other xerophytic plants for his own landscape and for sale. He is former president of the San Antonio Cactus and Xerophyte Society, part owner of C&E Cactus and Things Nursery, specializing in cactus and other xerophytic plants, and a member of Bexar County Master Gardeners.

* Adapted to surviving with little water.

Tuesday October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM

St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX

Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00 PM.

Wondering what else we’re up to? Want to help? Check our calendar and just show up.

Directions to St John Lutheran Church: From FM 78 turn south on FM 465. The church is just past Marion Middle School on the right. From IH 10 go north on FM 465 toward Marion; the church is on the left.

St. John's Lutheran ChurchClick on map for larger view.