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BOTANIC GARDEN of TEXAS

A garden for everyone, now open by reservation only

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GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Instagram post 17883054358700833 Hot Tips for Cool(er) Gardens #2: Get Deep 💦

Once established, many native & adapted plants will do fine w/watering 1-2x weekly during the peak of summer. A thorough watering encourages roots to grow deeper, making plants more drought resistant. One inch 💧 applied during each watering is usually the sweet spot and can be confirmed w/a rain gauge. Be sure to check your local water restrictions! 

📸: Rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)

#SummerGardening #SummerInTexas #NativePlantGarden #RockRose #HotPlantSummer
Instagram post 17883810667690200 It’s important to find joy in hard times, so we’re turning to some of the most delightful native flora we know. Happiness bubbles up when beholding the beauty of cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) with its silvery foliage and generous bursts of magenta blooms, and in Central Texas you’ve probably noticed these sensational shrubs in yards and gardens, along trails and sometimes trimmed into boxy bushes in parking lots and median strips. They can even be planted in rows and maintained as an attractive hedge. Bees flock to their blossoms and they can bloom all 12 months of the year. They’re a water-conserving species. Is your heart full of Texas sage yet? We sure hope so. 💜🌿 

📸: Center land technician Jon Merz

#Cenizo #SurviveAndThrive #MondayMotivation #TXWildflowers2020 #PollinatorGardening #WaterConservation
Instagram post 17851223579186817 Well, it's hot... at least here in Central Texas! Yesterday we featured a plant that thrives in sunny, dry conditions, but different plants have different needs, so we'll post a series of tips on helping your summer garden get through the triple-digit days.
🌿🧠
Read Your Landscape: Pay attention to which plants dry out the quickest. Factors such as being on a hill or along a particular side of a building can influence hours in full sun and wind exposure. Plan watering frequency with these variables in mind.

#SummerGardening #SummerInTexas #NativePlantGarden
Instagram post 17917023673444538 In a season when lots of otherwise showy plants are looking a bit weatherworn/spent, silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) is sizzling ✨. Silver-green leaves, pale violet to blue-purple petals and yellow stamens (resembling tropical bird beaks) show up in full-sun through the most intense months of summer. Blooms are followed by clusters of tiny golden tomato-like fruit that could not be LESS edible (read: Poison! Don’t even think about it). Read/see more in today’s Stories 🌿👀. 

#HorseNettle #DeadlyNightshade #SummerGardens #TrailFlowers
Instagram post 17866463641948858 We are proud to have provided much-needed peace & beauty to our community over the past months, here, through virtual programs, and in the gardens (once we could safely open). 🌿 But we need your help to recover from many months of losses in the face of the ongoing pandemic. You can support wildflowers & help us provide a hopeful future to our community by making a gift today. Thanks to a generous match, your donation will have triple the impact. Donate today at link in bio 🔗(w/options for one-time or monthly support).

📸: @alitexas
Instagram post 17883054358700833 Hot Tips for Cool(er) Gardens #2: Get Deep 💦

Once established, many native & adapted plants will do fine w/watering 1-2x weekly during the peak of summer. A thorough watering encourages roots to grow deeper, making plants more drought resistant. One inch 💧 applied during each watering is usually the sweet spot and can be confirmed w/a rain gauge. Be sure to check your local water restrictions! 

📸: Rock rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)

#SummerGardening #SummerInTexas #NativePlantGarden #RockRose #HotPlantSummer
Instagram post 17883810667690200 It’s important to find joy in hard times, so we’re turning to some of the most delightful native flora we know. Happiness bubbles up when beholding the beauty of cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) with its silvery foliage and generous bursts of magenta blooms, and in Central Texas you’ve probably noticed these sensational shrubs in yards and gardens, along trails and sometimes trimmed into boxy bushes in parking lots and median strips. They can even be planted in rows and maintained as an attractive hedge. Bees flock to their blossoms and they can bloom all 12 months of the year. They’re a water-conserving species. Is your heart full of Texas sage yet? We sure hope so. 💜🌿 

📸: Center land technician Jon Merz

#Cenizo #SurviveAndThrive #MondayMotivation #TXWildflowers2020 #PollinatorGardening #WaterConservation
Instagram post 17851223579186817 Well, it's hot... at least here in Central Texas! Yesterday we featured a plant that thrives in sunny, dry conditions, but different plants have different needs, so we'll post a series of tips on helping your summer garden get through the triple-digit days.
🌿🧠
Read Your Landscape: Pay attention to which plants dry out the quickest. Factors such as being on a hill or along a particular side of a building can influence hours in full sun and wind exposure. Plan watering frequency with these variables in mind.

#SummerGardening #SummerInTexas #NativePlantGarden
Instagram post 17917023673444538 In a season when lots of otherwise showy plants are looking a bit weatherworn/spent, silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) is sizzling ✨. Silver-green leaves, pale violet to blue-purple petals and yellow stamens (resembling tropical bird beaks) show up in full-sun through the most intense months of summer. Blooms are followed by clusters of tiny golden tomato-like fruit that could not be LESS edible (read: Poison! Don’t even think about it). Read/see more in today’s Stories 🌿👀. 

#HorseNettle #DeadlyNightshade #SummerGardens #TrailFlowers
Instagram post 17866463641948858 We are proud to have provided much-needed peace & beauty to our community over the past months, here, through virtual programs, and in the gardens (once we could safely open). 🌿 But we need your help to recover from many months of losses in the face of the ongoing pandemic. You can support wildflowers & help us provide a hopeful future to our community by making a gift today. Thanks to a generous match, your donation will have triple the impact. Donate today at link in bio 🔗(w/options for one-time or monthly support).

📸: @alitexas

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