As the days grow shorter and begin to cool down, we welcome the fall season with open arms. It’s a time of vibrant colors, pumpkin spice goodies, and, perhaps most importantly for plant enthusiasts, a season for native plant sales. Fall is the perfect time to add a touch of natural beauty to your landscape while supporting the environment.
Why Native Plants?
Let’s quickly remind ourselves why native plants are such a valuable addition to any garden or green space. Native plants are those that naturally occur in a specific region or ecosystem. They have adapted over time to the local climate, soil, and wildlife, making them hardy, low-maintenance, and ecologically beneficial. Here’s why they should be on your gardening radar:
- Support Local Wildlife: Native plants provide essential food and habitat for local birds, insects, and pollinators. By planting them, you’re helping to preserve and bolster your local ecosystem.
- Low Maintenance: Native plants are well-suited to your region’s climate and soil conditions, meaning they generally require less water and care compared to non-native species.
- Resilience: Native plants have evolved to thrive in local conditions, making them more resistant to pests and diseases.
- Beautiful Landscapes: With their diversity of colors, shapes, and sizes, native plants can create stunning, natural-looking landscapes that change with the seasons.
Now that we’re all on the same page about the benefits of native plants, you can explore the exciting native plant sales happening this fall in our area.
|September 16||Galveston Bay Foundation Native Plant Sale at Eco Fest|
Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City, TX 77573
|September 23||Houston Chapter Fall Wildscapes Workshop and Plant Sale|
Houston Community College – West Loop Campus, 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081
|September 30||Pines and Prairies Chapter Fall Plant Sale|
Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands
|October 20-21||Clear Lake Chapter Fall Plant Sale|
Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston-Clear Lake
|October 27-28||Houston Arboretum and Nature Center Fall Plant Sale|
4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024