Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center studies green rooftop options

Fox News presents coverage on the Austin, Texas, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s experiments in energy conservation with native plants.

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Latest Wildflower Center videos share scenes of Osage Orange, Rough-Leaf Dogwood, and Red Admiral butterflies

The staff of the Lady Bird Wildflower Center in Texas continue to entertain us with phenological events.

May 6, 2010 — Planted in 1999 when the Woodland Garden was first built, this is the first time we have seen the Horse Apple tree (aka Osage Orange) with fruit. Read more here.

May 3, 2010 — A Rough-Leaf Dogwood and Red Admiral butterflies in the gardens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Read more here.

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PBS video: Wildflower Center “Gardens on Tour”

Allow yourself a half hour for the following video, a new episode of “Central Texas Gardener” from Public Television.

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The latest blooms at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Bluebonnets (Lupinus texensis) and Pink Evening Primroses (Oenothera speciosa).

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This is what is happening in your state, across the country, and around the globe

From monitoring the volume of online activity related to native plants (which I do multiple times every day in order to provide you, dear visitor, with all the best highlights), I know that these new videos from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Texas are representative of citizen action in hundreds of communities throughout the U.S. and in other countries, too. The message has taken a full generation to get disseminated; it’s in a phase of enculturation now. In one more generation, we will no longer need to recite the list of values provided by locally indigenous plant species. It will be understood.

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Waterlily propagation at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

This nice little vid was posted this past week by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. I’ve requested they provide a follow-up of this interesting-looking planting arrangement.

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