I am so happy that one of my artichoke plants is now budding out. In the artichoke world this means “bearing fruit”, or “putting on artichokes”. I am so excited since this is a long awaited event. I have had the plants a couple of years and this is the first time I have grown them. I am surprised they are not more popular here in Texas. A Native Texan, and organic gardener, I have not seen them much here. The Leander nursery and greenhouse where I bought them has since closed. The Natural Gardener had some growing in their garden last time I was there.
An Invasive Plant Workshop will be held at the Austin Nature & Science Center by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. Invasive plants are harmful and do ecological and economic damage. This workshop is for “citizen scientists” to volunteer to get expert training on invasives to identify & track plant invaders.
The “Local Invaders of Texas” workshop will be held Saturday, May 30th, 2009 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Austin Nature & Science Center Multi-Purpose Room, 301 Nature Center Drive, Austin, TX 78746 Cost is $15.00 Lunch is included
May 22nd registration deadline
Contact Alice Nance
City of Austin Parks & Recreation Department (512) 327-8181 X 29
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