How to: submit photos to this blog for publication

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to the photographs displayed on this blog/website, here is an opportunity for you.

We are creating a new category called Scrapbooks in which will be posted informal pictures of NPSOT-Wilco activities and events for you to share your enjoyment and fun with others. We also will continue with the Seasonal Blooms category, in which we invite members to send in either photos of their own gardens, or seasonal plants in bloom. Continue reading…

NPSOT-Wilco Spring plant sale – all sold out

For the first time in the century, and perhaps ever, the Williamson County Chapter has completely sold out all its inventory at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Spring Native Plant Sale. This is to advise volunteers not to worry whether or not they come to the WFC  tomorrow.  The Center and the Austin chapter will be there with plants to sell.

Congratulations to Randy Pensabene and the entire crew of volunteers for accomplishing this task. Although one might ponder how much is due to inventory choice and how much is due to the drought, waste little time pondering – there are more opportunities on the horizon for having fun and spreading the word - Native plants = Healthy habitats.

Spring Plant Sale

Spring Plant Sale

Wildflowers in Williamson County and surrounding area

Wild Flowers of Central Texas, presented by Wayne Rhoden, will be featured Thursday, April 24 at the monthly meeting of the Good Water Master Naturalists, to be held at the Williamson County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Meeting Room, 3141 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown.  There will be a short business meeting at 6:30, followed by the speaker.  The public is invited.

Invitation from Williamson Master Gardeners

This just in – former NPSOT-Wilco President Diane Sherrill will be speaking at the Master Gardeners’ monthly meeting on Monday. Details on time, place, and a map to get there are here:
And below is the invitation and a brief but awesome bio.

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Next Meeting: April 10 – Rain Gardens for Conservation; presenter: Fred M. Hall, Extension Agent, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Williamson County. Williamson County Chapter – NPSOT meets the second Thursday of each month, 7 to 8:30 PM at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th St, Georgetown, TX, 78626. Meetings are free and open to the public. Arrive early (6:30 PM) for Plant Identification “Clinic” and Seed Swap. Business meeting at 7 pm. Presentations begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

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Seasonal blooms – January – February 2014

Bob Kamper sends in this image of a windflower, which was rescued from a site in Travis County. Also, from Berry Springs Park on 2-15-2014, some unidentified micro-flora, and a deciduous tree silhouetted by the sunset. Kathy Henderson offers a Tetraneuris  scaposa blooming in late January. And finally, a violet from Bob’s yard, one of three golden groundsels, and one of the many Tradescantia gigantea on the north side of the house, starting to bloom in late February. As usual, clicking on the photo will provide a larger image of the photograph. Continue reading…