Welcome

Welcome to the Kerrville Chapter of the
Native Plant Society of Texas!


 For our May meeting on May 10, we will have a field trip to a property outside Fredericksburg. The field trip will be in the morning, rather than our usual afternoon time.  Click here for further information.


The Spring, 2016 Native Plant Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Riverside Nature Center.

The Members Only sale will be Friday, April 22 at 5-6:30TX wildflower pic 3

Click here to see the Poster for the Plant Sale and accompanying activities.


Sneak preview….You may have noticed that the garden between the porch and the pavilion at Riverside Nature Center has more and more plants in it every time you go by, and now little signs with numbers on them have sprouted as well as a large informational sign about Carroll Abbott, the founder of NPSOT.

The Carroll Abbott Garden

has been  developed by our NPSOT chapter in memory of Carroll Abbott and will be dedicated at 10:30 on the morning of the plant sale. The Carroll Abbott Garden now has its own web page where you can find a list of plants in the garden as well as the numbered key to the garden.


The Spring 2016 NICE! Plant is Rock Penstemon

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The NICE! Plant committee has prepared a great document full of information about growing Rock Penstemon. Click here to read the document, and then go get some for your spring garden!

 


A list of links to websites about Monarch and other butterflies has been added to the Monarchs and Milkweed page. Click here to access the list provided by Dr. Kip Kiphart.


The Fredericksburg NPSOT chapter meeting for April will be on April 26.

Time: 6:30 PM Social, 7PM Program
Topic:  Rainwater and Soil Health
Speaker: Peggy Sechrist

Location:  Fellowship Hall of Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 North Milam Street, Fredericksburg.
Programs are all open to the Public You can go to their website for further information.


We Have Great Locally-Produced Resource Materials for Identifying Spring Blooms!

We are really fortunate to have talented members of NPSOT-Kerrville who have created some really great resources and shared them so that we can all identify the beautiful flowers that are just now beginning to appear in our landscape for this year.

On our Resource Materials page, you can find the wonderful e-books “Native Plants to Go” produced by the McGees – Sandra and Scott – who have made them available for free. You can also use this direct link to read more about the books and how to download them.

Another great free resource are the FaceBook photo albums of Marilyn McBroom Knight.  Click on “photos” and then also “albums” to help identify what we have blooming all around us.


henbit - noAnd for those less-than-optimal plants….
Get an early start on removing some of the most troublesome invasive plants from your garden or project areas. On page 5 of the the January issue of the Riverside Nature Center Newsletter, Julie Clay has posted pictures by Marilyn Knight and descriptions of non-native invasive plants to watch for and pull.

 

 


 Why native plants?


(Hover over the poster above to stop the slideshow; use arrows left and right or buttons above to navigate)

– The poster series “Why Native Plants?” was created by the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas for the Exhibit “Wildflowers and other Natives,” displayed at the Riverside Nature Center during the spring and summer of 2014.


IMG_0824The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas maintains two native plant beds at the Riverside Nature Center. These gardens provide demonstrations of landscaping with native plants.  Please visit them to get ideas for your own landscaping and to enjoy whatever may be blooming when you visit.

Help Preserve the Health and Beauty of the Hill Country–
GET TO KNOW NATIVE PLANTS…and NURTURE THEM!