The LaBahia Chapter supports Brenham, Texas and surrounding areas including Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Waller and Washington counties.

We normally meet Quarterly on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in January, April, July and October.  Most meetings will be held at the Student Center on the Blinn College campus unless otherwise noted. 

Our meetings are free of charge and open to the public.  Join us for informative discussions and guest speakers on native plants that are specifically suited to the distinctive and unique environments in this area and throughout Texas along with other topics that are of interested to our members.

Our Next Meeting:

January 17, 2017 — 7:00 p.m.
Newly renovated Brenham Library – Program Room

Our first NPSOT/LaBahia meeting for 2017:

Native Plant Photography—William D. Adams, CEA-Horticulture Emeritus. Digital cameras have simplified the mechanics of photography in many ways (especially with instant photo review). Factor in Photoshop and other digital processing programs and we have almost unlimited photo processing options. Typically this software can be challenging to master and it’s constantly evolving. Fortunately there are apps for phones and plug in filters for Photoshop that can simplify and speed up digital processing. Regardless the basics of good composition and exposure haven’t changed much from the days of film photography. Good photography is hard work and sometimes a few tips can ease the process. Join Bill and the NPSOT- LaBahia Chapter for an evening of plant photography and camera/lighting tips. Bill is the author/co-author of a number of books—three of them are still in print—LONE STAR GARDENER’S BOOK OF LISTS, THE SOUTHERN KITCHEN GARDEN AND THE TEXAS TOMATO LOVERS HANDBOOK. You can check out his blogs at—click on BLOG select Bill’s blog. The most recent submission discusses cool season gardening. If you find the text of Bill’s articles/books legible you can thank his in-house editor/co-photographer/wife Debbi.

On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, a meeting and plant swap were held. Under discussion was the future of the club and it was determined that individuals in Brazos County were interested in joining forces and that the organization should continue. Officers were elected as follows: (I will update with more definitive contact information in the next week or so.):
President – Ann T.

Secr/Treasurer – Verna L.

Social Media – Kathy M.

Website – Carolyn L.