Texas is a big state and plants that work for one region may not always be the right choice in a different region. The Native Plant Society of Texas created the Operation NICE! program to help nurseries select natives that are right for the local environment.
Each local Operation NICE!™ program creates its own 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 newspaper articles, posters 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!
|Painted Flower Farm||Denton||www.paintedflowerfarm.com|
|Schmitz Garden Center||Flower Mound||www.sgcdfw.com|
|Shades of Green||Frisco||www.shadesofgreeninc.org|
|Canyon Lake Ace Hardware||Canyon Lake||http://www.canyonlakeace.com/|
|South Texas Growers||Bulverde||http://southtexasgrowers.com/|
|Natives of Texas||Kerrville||http://nativesoftexas.com/|
|Plant haus 2||Kerrville||http://theplanthaus2.com/|
|Alltex Nursery & Landscapes||Kerrville||http://alltexlandscapes.com/|
|Gardens at the Ridge||Kerrville||http://gardensattheridge.com/|
Operation NICE! programs are run by our local chapters. Following is a list of chapters with NICE! programs and links to their websites, where you can find information about NICE! plants, along with information on nurseries where they can be purchased.
- Boerne (Kendall County)
- Collin County
- Fredericksburg (Gillespie County)
- Guadalupe County
- Highland Lakes
- Kerrville (Kerr County)
- Lindheimer (Comal County)
- North Central Texas (Tarrant County)
- San Antonio (Bexar County)
- Trinity Forks (Denton County)
- Tyler (Smith County)
A complete list of all our local chapters is available on the Chapters tab.