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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 11:50 — Sarah Martinez
Garden Road Tripping, Volume 2
Native Plant Display Garden: Southwest Regional Library
I love a visit to the arboretum or botanic garden. It’s also nice—and often more convenient—to stop in at smaller public gardens for a quick nature respite.
One of my favorite spots is the native plant demonstration garden at the Southwest Regional Library in Fort Worth. It’s a beautiful area maintained by The North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.
I stopped by last week to see what was blooming. And boy did I get an eyeful! This collection of native and adapted plants was thriving thanks to recent rains. Based on previous visits, I know this garden maintains its beauty during the dog-days of summer, too.
If you want to learn more about native and adapted plants, plan on attending the clinic we’ll be hosting on May 19, starting at 10:15 a.m. The entire session will showcase plants that aren’t fazed by our weather, conserve water and provide a wildlife habitat.
Until then, here’s a “virtual” garden getaway. Enjoy!
Display garden gone wild. Beautiful!
Gorgeous gaura. See the bee?
Mealy Blue Sage anyone?
How about some Moss Verbena?
This lovely Coreopsis demands to be seen.
And, finally, a lovely Winecup Pavonia to end the roundup!
If you're liking the looks of these plants, you're in luck. Most of these will be in stock at your nearest Calloway's or Cornelius Nursery for our week devoted to Native Plants, Texas Style! Head over and check them out.