Texas is a large, diverse state and plants that work for one region may not always be the best choice in a different region. The Native Plant Society of Texas created the Operation NICE! program to help nurseries offer natives that are right for the local environment.
Operation NICE!™ committees run by our local chapters create a list of Plant of the Month (POM) plants (in some areas a Plant of the Season) in cooperation with wholesalers in order to assure availability, and in cooperation with participating local nurseries. The Native Plant Society of Texas then helps promote the Plant of the Month through our website and newspaper articles, signs at the point of sale and other means. Usually an information sheet on the plant is available at the nursery along with care and planting instructions.
Nurseries participating in Operation Nice!
|Queen Bee's Nursery||Azle||www.queenbeesgarden.com/|
|South Texas Growers||Bulverde||southtexasgrowers.com/|
|Canyon Lake Ace Hardware||Canyon Lake||www.canyonlakeace.com/|
|Painted Flower Farm||Denton||www.paintedflowerfarm.com|
|Westbrook Outdoor Solutions||Flower Mound||www.westbrookoutdoorsolutions.com/|
|Stegalls Nursery||Fort Worth||www.stegallsnursery.com/|
|Shades of Green||Frisco||www.shadesofgreeninc.org|
|Weston Gardens in Bloom||Ft Worth||www.westongardens.com|
|Alltex Nursery & Landscapes||Kerrville||alltexlandscapes.com/|
|Gardens at the Ridge||Kerrville||gardensattheridge.com/|
|Natives of Texas||Kerrville||nativesoftexas.com/|
|Plant haus 2||Kerrville||theplanthaus2.com/|
|Backbone Valley Nursery||Marble Falls||www.backbonevalleynursery.com/|
|Maldonado Garden Center||Seguin||www.maldonadolandscaping.com/|
Operation NICE! programs are run by our local chapters. Following is a list of chapters participating in the program and links to their websites, where you can find information about featured plants, as well as information about other local activities.
- Collin County
- Cross Timbers Native Plants (Weatherford)
- Guadalupe County
- Highland Lakes (Marble Falls)
- Lindheimer (Comal County)
- North Central Texas (Tarrant County)
- San Antonio
- Trinity Forks (Denton County)
A complete list of all our local chapters is available on the Chapters tab.