Native Plant Society Spring Plant Sale April 22, 9-1



The Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant society of Texas will hold its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the space behind Chambers Realty at N. 8th St. and Ave. E (the former One Way Plant Nursery yard) in Alpine.

The sale features more than 75 species of native plants – herbaceous flowering plants, perennial shrubs and trees, many of which have been grown from seed collected in the tri-county area and adjacent Chihuahuan Desert.

“Nothing evokes a sense of place like native plants,” said plant sale organizer Dallas Baxter. “The plants we see in the wild as we drive throughout the Big Bend can be planted in our home landscapes to provide food and habitat for the insects, birds and small mammals that keep our ecosystem healthy. And with recent rain and continuing cool temperatures, it’s perfect planting weather.”

Experts will be on hand to guide, make suggestions and answer questions. The sale is cash or check only. Proceeds from the sale support the Michael Powell biology scholarship at Sul Ross State University.

A complete plant list is available at bend/plant sales.

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