Landscaping with native plants

Our Sunday Forum Series resumes in July with Paul Dowlearn speaking on Landscaping with Native Plants.

Paul is a landscaping professional and owner of Wichita Valley Nursery in Wichita Falls.  He also hosts a Saturday morning radio show on 94.9 FM called “Hometown Gardener.”   He is a former president of the Red River Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas.  His website has pictures of some of his landscaping work in this area, including the grounds of the Wildcatter Restaurant near Possum Kingdom Lake.

Native plants are not just “well-adapted” – they are completely adapted to our soil and weather conditions.  That means they use less water and require less maintenance than most “exotic” plants.  It also means that they evolved along with the wildlife in the area. So if you are aiming to create a refuge for butterflies and birds in your backyard, there is nothing better than local natives to provide the environment they need.

Come on out and here what Paul has to say about using natives in your home landscape.  Free and open to the public.  2pm Sunday July 10 at the library.