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

Our goal is to meet monthly, sit-down (at Brenham Library) with a speaker or a field trip.  Notices will be posted on the website as well as our FB page. However, we are a small group, likely to change schedules to accommodate emerging opportunities and limitations of our membership. Please check back often and visit our Facebook page for current information.

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.

We are ALWAYS looking for our next speaker: If you’d like to speak at an upcoming LaBahia chapter meeting, please contact Ann Thames at 979-203-3455 or

Our Next Meeting:


Subject: SAVE THE DATE — NPSOT Fall Plant/Seed Swap — Saturday, November 18, 2017, 11am to 2pm

Don’t miss this one!!!!  Our Fall Plant/Seed Swap will be at Suzanne Longley’s Farm near Gay Hill.  Suzanne has a wholesale nursery that specializes in native trees and antique roses.  Visit to check out the farm and nursery.

WHO:  LaBahia Chapter NPSOT

WHAT:  Fall Plant/Seed Swap and Lunch – Lite lunch and drinks will be provided

WHEN:  Saturday, November 18th – 11am to 2pm

WHERE:  Suzanne Longley Farm – 3100 Trails End Lane, Brenham 77833 –

WHY?:  Because we LOVE plants!!!

RSVP by November 11th:  Verna at

Hope to see you there,

John & Verna Lammers

Hope y’all can come!  Visit

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Tuesday, March 14 at 7 PM – 8 PM

Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library

100 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Brenham, Texas 77833
Meet in the Program Room. Our speaker will be Adam Black. He is the director of horticulture at Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead. He is an expert in rare, unusual and endangered plants. Peckerwood is a preservation project of The Garden Conservancy, and has grown from 7 acres to 40 acres. The garden serves as a testing ground for plants that are beautiful as well as durable and suitable for the hot and dry Houston area, but also subject to flooding.
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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.