Native plant society chapter hosts program on xeriscaping

By Donna Hagar

Prairie Rose Chapter, NPSOT

With our crazy winter weather, the ups and downs of our spring temperatures, and now dealing with the much needed rain, gardening in Texas can be a daunting task!


How would you like to learn to handle all of the myriad of weather factors that Texas can throw at us? Come to the Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas on Tuesday, June 3, to hear Paul Dowlearn, author of The Lazy Man’s Garden: Maximum Return, Minimum Input. 

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Somervell County Citizens Center.

Dowlearn is co-owner of Wichita Valley Landscape in Wichita Falls and does landscape design and installation through his nursery. He has focused on xeriscape and low maintenance landscapes for the last 20 years and is the author of numerous articles on native and well-adapted plants, plus organic gardening methods, for newspapers and magazines.

During the program Dowlearn will explain a practical approach to gardening with an emphasis on xeriscape and how we can adjust our attitudes to make our gardening endeavors much simpler.

As he says, “Utilizing native plants, creating habitat for wildlife, and seeking out old tried and true heirloom plants are current trends that promise a more relaxed, eco-friendly style.”

The program is free and open to the public.



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