In the Garden

Did you know that over 100 butterfly species live in Southeast Texas? Plant a hanging basket full of plants whose flowers are great nectar sources for butterflies.

Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joe Blanton
Description: With the recent extremes of winter freezes and prolonged droughts, many of the flowering plants that our butterflies use as nectar sources no longer exist. In this hands-on workshop, you will be introduced to over two dozen different native plants whose flowers provide nectar for butterflies, including the Monarch. Plants profiled by your instructor will include several species appropriate for a hanging basket. Every participant will prepare and take home a butterfly feeder hanging basket. This “make & take” workshop is family friendly. One child age 9 and up welcome with each paid adult.
Notes: No prior knowledge of botany or entomology required. Fee includes basket, potting mix and 7 transplants. Registration is limited to 16 adults per session.
Cost: $40 M / $65 NM
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Upcoming programs in this category include:

27 April

In the Garden

Designing Rain Gardens & Nature Ponds (3:00-5:00 p.m.)

11 May

In the Garden

Plant a Butterfly Feeder Hanging Basket (2:00 – 4:00 pm)