Archive for March, 2010

When: Saturday, March 13th – 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Brodie Wild (SW corner of Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane, Austin, TX)

Come help us keep Brodie looking wild, natural, and clean too!

We (the Austin chapter of NPSOT plus others great volunteers) will be cleaning up trash, brush clearing, and invasive plant removal to restore the native savanna and help the native grasses, flowers, and other plants and critters.

Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. There is a seasonal creek area on the south side of the property, so if you want to work in that area bring rubber boots.

We’ll have trash bags and some tools. Bring your own work gloves and tools like loppers and pruners.   Park in one of the plazas around the corner and take the cross walk to Brodie Wild.

See the web site at for more information about Brodie Wild.  Get directions from Google Earth by clicking here.

Contact Jason at or 512-736-4199 (cell) if you plan to come out and to get more information.

Easy-to-Grow Native Wildflowers – We surveyed our NPSOT Austin membership for the easiest and showiest wildflowers to grow in central Texas!  We included sun and shade-loving perennials, shrubs, vines, grasses, and yuccas…all that have proven to be particularly trustworthy and beautiful.  Come find out the 27 winners, presented in a powerpoint, rich with photographs, basic details, and comments from the members.  And, as part of the presentation, we’ll be inviting comments from the audience, to provide us with any extra tips or insights to how these plants thrive in the garden.

Newbies to the Austin area, or those who have never tried a native plant before, this is a great chance to get inspired!  But even veteran native-growers will hear a new tip or two that will delight.