Native Plant Society Fall Sale is Sept. 29

Native Plant Society Fall Sale is Sept. 29

Fall plant sales are great opportunities to find rare and unique native plants. And since they're all natives, they won't need additional irrigation once established.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Fall is the best season for planting and establishing perennials in your landscape. Simply put, planting in the fall gives new plants the most time to establish themselves and grow new roots before the inevitable, brutal heat of summer.

It’s no wonder several plant sales happen in autumn — including the Native Plant Society of Texas annual plant sale Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon at Phil Hardberger Park, 13203 Blanco Rd.

Fall plant sales are great opportunities to find rare and unique native plants, as well as landscape standards. The diverse offering includes milkweeds, sages, grasses, shrubs, trees and much more. Hint: Arrive early for the best selection.

Of course, since these are native plants, they’l all be drought tolerant and won’t need additional irrigation once they’re established in their preferred conditions.

Proceeds from the event fund a grant program that promotes the use of native plants in landscaping by creating public gardens. Past recipients include teaching gardens at area schools, community gardens and even the entrance garden to the Medina River Natural Area.

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Cleveland Powell is a conservation consultant for SAWS. He is enthusiastic about grass taxonomy and milkweed propagation. In his free time, Powell enjoys hiking around area parks in search of intriguing bugs, birds and plants.