Plant Swap Time!

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,

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Monarch butterflies and their kin, Queen butterflies, LOVE Gregg's mistflower.

Monarch butterflies and their kin, Queen butterflies, LOVE Gregg’s mistflower.

White avens,  Geum canadense,

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White avens is a pretty, evergreen shade-tolerant ground cover with sweet spring blooms.

White avens is a pretty, evergreen shade-tolerant ground cover with sweet spring blooms.

 

Rock rose,  Pavonia lasiopetala.

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A native shrub with a long blooming cycle, Rock rose blooms from May to November. Best in sun, it also works well part-shade.

A native shrub with a long blooming cycle, Rock rose blooms from May to November. Best in sun, it also works well in part-shade.

 

Some of the plants that will be for sale ($3 each) include, but are not limited to:

Four-nerve daisy or HymenoxysTetraneuris scaposa

These cheery daisies bloom in the cool season and sport a tidy evergreen foliage.

These cheery daisies bloom in the cool season and beyond,  and sport  tidy evergreen foliage.

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…and Flame acanthus, Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii.

A pollinator magnet, this large, deciduous shrub is tough and hardy as well as pretty, pretty!

A pollinator magnet, this large, deciduous shrub is tough and gorgeous!

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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.

10 thoughts on “Plant Swap Time!

    • Me too! I won’t be involved in this particular one, but I am glad to pass on the information. Like you, many–if not most–of my plants have been shared by friends and that’s one of the many great things about gardening.

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    • Yup–it’s lots of fun, I agree. The White avens isn’t a show-stopper, but still it’s a nice ground cover woodland type plant. Interesting that you see so many butterflies, as I’ve not. But I do see some bees at the blooms.

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