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

Fall Bloomers—Care & Feeding.

Summary:  We’ve modeled this presentation on our recent semi-annual programs addressing seasonal-blooming plants.  Cathy Nordstrom will again provide a PowerPoint display of approximately 15 native herbaceous or shrubby plants, this time blooming in fall.  Mike Powers will moderate an open-forum discussion — with a small panel of 3-4 members — of their maintenance in a garden: soil, sun/shade exposure, moisture, site selection, drought challenges, deer-resistance, etc.  We’ll again sit in-the-round, so that we all communicate across a horseshoe shape with the open end toward the panel 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, March 19, 2013, 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.

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Photograph of Viguiera dentata, known as goldeneye. Click to enlarge.