Event Title: Favorite Hill Country Native Plants
VMS-AT: AT: Native Plant Society of Texas (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Name of NPSOT Chapter, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-116 NPSOT Fbg: Favorite Hill Country Native Plants, Fredericksburg, Presenter(s): Kathy Saucier, Kathy Lewis (AT=1h)
Event Date: 03/28/2023
Event Time: 7:00p-8:00p
“Favorite Hill Country Native Plants,” presented by Kathy Saucier & Kathy Lewis, long-time NPSOT members, is the topic for the March meeting of Fredericksburg Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas.
The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) topic and speakers for the March 28 meetingis, “Favorite Hill Country Native Plants” presented by Kathy Saucier & Kathy Lewis, both of whom are long-time NPSOT members.
“Kathy Saucier and Kathy Lewis are ‘plant whisperers’ and very experienced with growing and propagating native plants in and around Fredericksburg,” said chapter Vice President and program chair, Paula Stone. “Their tips and photos will inspire us all to plant natives this spring. Even if you have just a small area in your yard, putting in native Texas plants will help our local pollinators and ecosystem thrive.”
Kathy Saucier has been a member of NPSOT since 1992 and is a Fellows Member. She has been with the Trinity Forks chapter since 1992 and now has dual membership with the Fredericksburg & Kerrville chapters. Her experience includes many years of identifying native plants in the field and she was trained by Texas Parks & Wildlife as a certified Wildscape instructor when the program started in the 1990s. She is co-chair of the NPSOT Trinity Forks Chapter plant sale and loves to propagate plants. Her experience is not entirely north Texas though. She grew up in the Hill Country and now resides on the 1904 Leyendecker family farm in southwest Gillespie County. Her first experience landscaping with native plants were those growing natively here in Gillespie County. She has lived in Fredericksburg since 2018 and is learning the different climate, soil and critter issues dealing with growing native plants. She especially enjoys discovering what grows here native to our area and promoting their attributes.
Kathy Lewis has been a member of the Fredericksburg Chapter of NPSOT since 2008 and has served several terms on the Board of Directors. She and her husband have lived on their family ranch in western Gillespie County since 1994. She has been a Hill Country Master Gardener since her retirement in 2008. Her interests include vegetable and flower gardening, house and patio plants, as well as native plants. She leads the native plant garden volunteers at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, and helps out from time to time at the Good Samaritan Center, the Lipe Garden, and other local public garden areas. Through research, as well as her experiences and observations, she has gained knowledge about which native plants and trees grow well in our local area.
Cost: no charge
Register @: not required
St. Joseph’s Halle
212 W. San Antonio St.