Growing, caring and propagating cacti and succulents

Come join us on November 3 for a hands-on presentation of all things succulent by Kimberly Hewett.  Kimberley moved to Hamilton after working many years alongside one of the top Cactus growers in the Tucson Ariz area.  She will talk about how to grow, propagate, and care for all things in cacti, yucca, agave families.  She will have some plants on hand for a show and tell.

Feel free to bring a plant if you have a particular question or comment.

Meeting will be at 6:30 at the Somervell Citizens Center in Glen Rose.

As always, please bring a friend!


All are invited to a NATIVE PLANT SALE on Tuesday, September 1,  followed by a Monarch Butterfly presentation by Texas native plantsman Armand Hufault.

The event kicks off with a native plant sale from 4 PM – 5:30 PM on the Storiebook Cafe patio. There will be an extensive selection of perennials ready for Fall planting. This is a great opportunity to add to your native plant landscaping while supporting our Prairie Rose Chapter. Storiebook Cafe will remain open during the sale for dining in, or taking out.

The event then moves to the Somervell County Citizen Center at 6:30 PM for Mr. Hufault’s presentation on the Monarch Butterfly, its migration miracle, and the plants you will need to draw them to your own garden.

All are encouraged to attend, and bring a friend!


Armchair tour of two Texas jewels

Join us August 4th as Karen Richardson presents a virtual tour of both the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) garden in Kerrville, and the Texas Botanical Garden in Goldthwaite.

A short business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm followed by Karen’s presentation of these two fabulous Texas public gardens.

Location:  Somervell County Citizens Center.


Join us for the rescheduled slow drip irrigation system planning and installation seminar at our Native Plant Community Garden.  The garden is located on the Glen Rose Courthouse Square and is adjacent to the Somervell County Museum.

We will begin 9AM Saturday, July 25.

All are welcome. Bring drinking water and a hat!

Texas Land Conservancy presentation July 7

A Texas Land Conservancy presentation will be held 6:30 PM, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at the Somervell County Citizen Center. Daniel Dietz will speak on land fragmentation and the role of land trusts. He will discuss the impact and pace of land fragmentation in the Glen Rose area. In addition to discussing what a land trust is and how it operates, we will learn how the Texas Land Conservancy is strategically working to conserve Texas land in a way that has the most impact. Speaker Daniel Dietz has been with the Texas Land Conservancy since 2009. His presentation is sponsored by the Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.

June meeting on Monday, June 8.

Prairie Rose will join the Somervell Master Gardener’s next CHES Meeting (Community Horticultural Education Session) June 8th at the Somervell County Water District Offices, at 2099 County Road 301, Glen Rose. Kevin Taylor, General Manager, will be in charge of the program, and we will begin at 6:00 pm instead of the usual 6:30 pm. As always, this program is free and open to the public.