Winter magnificence on the Wildflower Middle


January 30, 2024

It’s possumhaw berry season in Austin. The crimson berries of this deciduous native holly (Ilex decidua) are blazing on the fringe of woodlands and in sunny gardens throughout city, together with on the Woman Chook Johnson Wildflower Middle.

This one particularly wowed me final Saturday. I additionally benefit from the wig-like Texas nolina cascading over the boulder terrace.

The shapely, silver-white trunks of Texas persimmon (Diospyros texana) additionally catch my eye on this quieter season.

These are two glorious small, native timber so as to add to your backyard for winter curiosity. Plant now, earlier than the warmth returns.

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Attend the third annual Budding Out Plant Sale & Competition on March sixteenth on the John Fairey Backyard in Hempstead. Uncommon and distinctive crops from the backyard’s nursery and from choose plant distributors will likely be on the market. Further choices embody artwork, ceramics, jewellery, meals, music, and displays. Admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, kids below 12 free. Hours: 10 am to 4 pm; members get early admission at 9 am (memberships obtainable on day of occasion).

Come out to Austin’s Mayfield Park on April sixth for the Mayfield Park Gardening Symposium & Fundraiser, 8:30 to 11 am. This annual profit for the park features a raffle, plant sale, and backyard audio system.

Come study gardening and design at Backyard Spark! I manage in-person talks by inspiring designers, panorama architects, authors, and gardeners a couple of occasions a 12 months in Austin. These are limited-attendance occasions that promote out shortly, so be part of the Backyard Spark electronic mail listing to be notified upfront; merely click on this hyperlink and ask to be added. Season 8 kicks off in fall 2024. Keep tuned for more information!

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