Event/Webinar Title: Increase Your Gardening Enjoyment by Making it More Successful and Easier w/Native Plants
AT-VMS: AT: Native Plant Society of Texas (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Name of NPSOT Chapter, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-133 Hybrid NPSOT Fredericksburg: Increase Your Gardening Enjoyment by Making it More Successful and Easier w/Native Plants, Presenter: Paula Stone (AT=1h)
Event Date: 4/25/2023
Event Time: 7:00p=8:00p
Learn what is needed to make the garden of your dreams and how to enjoy the process; discussion of planning, tools, clothing, weeds, garden prep, planting, plants, and maintenance.
Paula Stone will share her insights on how to increase your gardening enjoyment by making it easier and more successful. Attendees will learn what is needed to make the garden of your dreams and how to enjoy the process. The program will include a discussion of planning, tools, clothing, weeds, garden prep, planting, plants, and maintenance. This overview will help you learn what to do and how to do it, and that will increase your confidence and enjoyment of your land.
Over the last 14 years, Stone has tried various plants and various gardening techniques to deal with the caliche soil, lack of rainfall, excessive heat, and occasional ice storm that are common to Gillespie County. Her presentation will summarize what she has learned. Stone hopes that people new to gardening in the hill country will benefit from the many tips she will be sharing. The goal of her talk is “to help new gardeners make a plan that will increase their confidence and enjoyment of gardening here.”
The Fredericksburg Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas, holds its monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of the month at St. Joseph’s Halle (212 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg). There is a social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend in person and via Zoom. More information can be found online at https://npsot.org/wp/fredericksburg/ and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/fbgtxnpsot).
Paula Stone is a three-term past president of the NPSOT Fredericksburg Chapter, and has been gardening in Fredericksburg since purchasing her property in 2009. Stone bought and restored a historic stone home on the edge of Fredericksburg. She took the property from being so derelict that the realtor wouldn’t go inside to being on the 2012 Historic Home Tour. The 10 acres surrounding the house were in equally horrific condition, having been an exotic game farm/puppy mill that had “every conceivable weed that will grow in the hill country” says Stone.
Stone also credits her knowledge and enjoyment of gardening with the many educational opportunities available and friends she has made thru NPSOT. Her home, Gilbriar, has been the site of many chapter plant sales, meetings, and several public garden tours.
Cost: no charge
Register: Not required.
Join Zoom Meeting @ 7:00*
Meeting ID: 959 802 9940 on your zoom app.
Paula Stone, NPSOT Fredericksburg Chapter
St. Joseph’s Halle
212 W. San Antonio St.