The topic for the May monthly meeting of the Austin chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas is:

Spring Bloomers—Care & Feeding.

Summary:  Every 2–3 years, we repeat this type of presentation, previously with great success.  Cathy Nordstrom will provide a PowerPoint display of a couple of dozen native herbaceous or shrubby plants which begin blooming in spring.  Mike Powers will moderate an open-forum discussion of their maintenance in a garden–soil, sun/shade exposure, water, site selection, drought challenges, etc.  We’ll sit in-the-round, so that we all communicate across a circle… in this case a horseshoe shape with the open end toward the stage and projection screen.  Bring your experience, questions, and notebooks.  If your problem plant or site isn’t on the list, ask anyway.  Challenge our rich experiential brain trust.  There are no stupid questions!

Meeting details:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 7-9 PM at Wild Basin Preserve, 805 N. Capital of TX Highway (Loop 360), Austin, 78746.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for socializing, munching, and general good fun!  Nonmembers welcome; free admission.

Remember to bring:
(1) seeds to exchange and give away;
(2) mystery plants for identification.

For further information, contact Mike Powers at 512-453-2289 in Austin.

Click this image for a larger view of spring wildflowers.