Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics’ and functionality.
There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Learn about proper soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best.
Megan Davis McConnell will speak on identifying monarch butterflies in your garden; creating supportive habitat and restoring prairie; monitoring and reporting your data to Monarch Lab in Minnesota; and rearing wild caterpillars for release.
All are welcome! Meet, greet and snacks at 6 p.m. Chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on our website (WaterUniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer!