Operation NICE!

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Look for the NICE! logo and sign in your favorite retail nursery.  NICE! is an acronym for “Natives Instead of Common Exotics.”

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!

NurseryLocationwebsite
Redentas GardenArlingtonwww.redenta.com
Countryside NurseryAustinwww.countrysideaustin.com/
Queen Bee's NurseryAzlewww.queenbeesgarden.com/
Wright's NurseryBriggswrightstexasnursery.com/
South Texas GrowersBulverdesouthtexasgrowers.com/
Canyon Lake Ace HardwareCanyon Lakewww.canyonlakeace.com/
Meador NurseryDentonwww.meadornursery.com
Painted Flower FarmDentonwww.paintedflowerfarm.com
Four SeasonsDentonwww.fourseasons91.com/
Schmitz Garden CenterFlower Moundwww.sgcdfw.com
Westbrook Outdoor SolutionsFlower Moundwww.westbrookoutdoorsolutions.com/
Stegalls NurseryFort Worthwww.stegallsnursery.com/
Shades of GreenFriscowww.shadesofgreeninc.org
Weston Gardens in BloomFt Worthwww.westongardens.com
Marshall GrainGrapevinewww.marshallgrain.com/
Alltex Nursery & LandscapesKerrvillealltexlandscapes.com/
Gardens at the RidgeKerrvillegardensattheridge.com/
Natives of TexasKerrvillenativesoftexas.com/
Plant haus 2Kerrvilletheplanthaus2.com/
Backbone Valley NurseryMarble Fallswww.backbonevalleynursery.com/
Schulz NurseryMarion www.schulznursery.com/
Maldonado NurseryNew Braunfelshttp://www.maldonadonursery.com/
Green GateSeguin
Maldonado Garden CenterSeguinwww.maldonadolandscaping.com/
Stuarts NurseryWeatherfordwww.stuartnurseryinc.com/

 

Chapters participating

Look for signs like this one in participating nurseries. NICE! features a different native plant each month or season.

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.

A complete list of all our local chapters is available on the Chapters tab.