Text and photos by Shannon Westveer, TMN Coastal Prairie Chapter Vice President and New Class director
Who says that there is no beautiful change of the seasons in the Houston area? We just need to get back to appreciating the beauty of the coastal prairie ecosystem. It’s gorgeous in a different way every season of the year.
Winter marks the seasonal resting period for animals and plants.
Spring follows with a burst of color.
Summer is green time around Houston pocket prairies.
Autumn is my favorite season, the one with the showiest plants and flowers, when grasses are at their flowering peak.
The best garden is a prairie garden. Otherwise, it’s just a bunch of flowers.