If you live in Austin and are in a plant-y sort of mood this coming Saturday, April 16th, you might want to mosey over to Mother’s Cafe and Garden, 4215 Duval Street and E 43 Street, where the Hancock Native Plant Swap will be happening. You’ll need to get there early because the plant geeks will be there between 8-9:30 am. Plants, Habitat Stewards, and Master Gardeners will be in abundance!
Some of the plants available for swapping include, but are not limited to, Gregg’s mistflower, Conoclinium greggii,
…White avens, Geum canadense,
…Rock rose, Pavonia lasiopetala.
Some of the plants that will be for sale ($3 each) include, but are not limited to:
Four-nerve daisy or Hymenoxys, Tetraneuris scaposa
…and Flame acanthus, Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii.
All of the plants available are either water-wise or wildlife friendly–or both. The National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Habitat program promotes beautiful home gardens–big or small–that attract and support local wildlife. The Hancock Native Plant Swap also supports the mission of making “yards more beautiful and easier to maintain, while consuming less water.”
Worthy and easily attainable goals, indeed!
Austin plant swappers-n-gardeners come on out to Mother’s Cafe and Garden this Saturday between 8-9:30 am where you’ll find some lovely plants for your garden and meet some lovely people to hang out with for the morning.