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Yoga Fit

Mondays through August 19

Tree

Forest Bathing

Sunday, August 4

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Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 26

A close up of a bunch of misty white Mexican plum blooms and leaves.

Mindful Movement & Sound

Monday, August 19

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

🌺 Did you know July sits in the middle of hummingbird season in Texas? 🌿 Our state boasts 19 official species of hummingbirds that pollinate a wide variety of native plants, like the flame acanthus (Aniscanthus quadrificlus var. wrightii) in this photo.
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Keep your eyes peeled for these tiny wonders as they grace our gardens with their vibrant energy and delicate beauty! ✨
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πŸ“·: Bill J. BoydΒ  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
We’re bidding a fond farewell to our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit today! They have a long trip home to the Mesozoic Era (252 million years, to be exact), so let’s send them off with a celebration of their finest moments here at the Wildflower Center. πŸ¦•πŸ’š

Special thanks to Imagine Exhibitions, paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, Presenting Sponsors Lynda Robb and Josie Knight, and Dinosaur Friends @thermofisherscientific and @yeti for their support in hosting these life-size reptiles in our gardens!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Embrace the art of presence at the Wildflower Center with @atxyogagirl, Cynthia Bernard! Join us for a half-day retreat designed to infuse everyday life with peace and ease. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈβœ¨ Dive into movement, meditation, nature, and creativity - details below: 

πŸ“… Friday, July 26, 2024 
πŸ•˜ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
πŸ“ Located in the Great Hall 

No experience neededβ€”just bring your open mind and heart! Secure your spot by registering today at the link below (price includes small bites & juice bar). Members enjoy 10% off. We can’t wait to share this morning of mindfulness with you! 🌼 

https://www.wildflower.org/event/yoga-retreat/2024-07-26 

πŸ“·: Cynthia Bernard #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What makes a plant drought-tolerant or drought-resistant? πŸ’§

In the summer heat in many parts of Texas, gardeners and horticulturalists that plant native are rewarded with hardiness and a reduction in water demand. Most drought-tolerant plants have a variety of traits that allow them to survive more extreme water and heat conditions, such as:

🌱 Deep, lateral-spreading roots
🌿 Small, thin leaves
πŸƒ Few leaves
🌡 Prickles and spikes

Each of these adaptations works together with other features of the plant to save on water! To learn more about drought-tolerant gardening best practices and tips, check out the link in our bio.

πŸ“·: Drought-tolerant red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), Wildflower Center

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
I Spy with my Dino eye... πŸ‘€πŸ”Ž

Can you identify these dinosaurs only from close-ups of their eyes? Share your guesses in the comments!

Want to take an even closer look? Come experience our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Wildflower Center and get a front row seat to the best that the Reptile Age has to offer. This is the final weekend for this exhibit (runs through Wednesday, July 17th) so don't delay - reserve your tickets today at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
🌳 Every pose is a tree pose with our upcoming summer session of Yoga FIT! This series, run by the experts at the @fitinstituteoftx, offers an all-level, well-rounded approach to stretching and yoga.  Find your center under the trees of the Texas Arboretum with this recurring series happening Mondays, July 15 – August 19 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 

These inclusive classes will incorporate both active stretching and passive supported yoga poses for the whole body, providing the perfect balance between getting fit and surrendering into a blissful repose. Check out the link in our bio to register today! 🌳

πŸ“·: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover the incredible story behind Texas' elusive big red sage (Salvia pentstemonoides)!🌿 Our horticulture team at the Wildflower Center has prioritized the care of these deep-fuchsia beauties, once thought extinct, in order to safeguard them for the future. 

There are only six known wild-growing big red sage populations in our area, and we were able to monitor a few of them this summer! Their rediscovery in the Edwards Plateau is a tale of resilience against drought, herbivory, and habitat loss. Learn more about the conservation journey of this rare Texan gem on our latest article - link in bio!

πŸ“·: Lee Page  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Horns up - It's the final week to journey through Pangea at the Wildflower Center! πŸ¦–πŸŒΏ

Check out each of the 11 life-sized dinos in our gardens before they head back to their home in the prehistoric era, 238 million years in the past.  Witness the Age of Reptiles before it's gone - get your tickets at the link in our bio today! πŸ’š

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Introducing our 2024 Wildflower of the Year: rock rose (Pavonia lasiopeta)! 🌺

With hot pink petals and a bright yellow center, rock rose looks like a real live wire β€” but don’t be fooled by appearances. This native stunner is actually one mellow mallow. Widely available at commercial nurseries, it’s easy to grow, adaptable to various light conditions and a big fan of our summer heat. All that, combined with its remarkably long bloom time (generally April – November) and ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, inspired us to declare rock rose our 2024 Wildflower of the Year! ​​

To learn more about this flower and why it earned the Wildflower of the Year designation, head to wildflower.org/woty!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹ Did you know that including native plants in your garden can support robust ecosystems and provide habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and more?

Join our three-part Zoom series, Sundays July 14 – 28, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Learn how ground cover, water features, and lighting impact wildlife habitats. All levels welcome! Register now at the link in our bio and get ready to grow with us! 🌼

πŸ“·: Val Bugh #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
🌺 Did you know July sits in the middle of hummingbird season in Texas? 🌿 Our state boasts 19 official species of hummingbirds that pollinate a wide variety of native plants, like the flame acanthus (Aniscanthus quadrificlus var. wrightii) in this photo.
Β 
Keep your eyes peeled for these tiny wonders as they grace our gardens with their vibrant energy and delicate beauty! ✨
Β 
πŸ“·: Bill J. BoydΒ  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
We’re bidding a fond farewell to our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit today! They have a long trip home to the Mesozoic Era (252 million years, to be exact), so let’s send them off with a celebration of their finest moments here at the Wildflower Center. πŸ¦•πŸ’š

Special thanks to Imagine Exhibitions, paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, Presenting Sponsors Lynda Robb and Josie Knight, and Dinosaur Friends @thermofisherscientific and @yeti for their support in hosting these life-size reptiles in our gardens!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Embrace the art of presence at the Wildflower Center with @atxyogagirl, Cynthia Bernard! Join us for a half-day retreat designed to infuse everyday life with peace and ease. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈβœ¨ Dive into movement, meditation, nature, and creativity - details below: 

πŸ“… Friday, July 26, 2024 
πŸ•˜ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
πŸ“ Located in the Great Hall 

No experience neededβ€”just bring your open mind and heart! Secure your spot by registering today at the link below (price includes small bites & juice bar). Members enjoy 10% off. We can’t wait to share this morning of mindfulness with you! 🌼 

https://www.wildflower.org/event/yoga-retreat/2024-07-26 

πŸ“·: Cynthia Bernard #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What makes a plant drought-tolerant or drought-resistant? πŸ’§

In the summer heat in many parts of Texas, gardeners and horticulturalists that plant native are rewarded with hardiness and a reduction in water demand. Most drought-tolerant plants have a variety of traits that allow them to survive more extreme water and heat conditions, such as:

🌱 Deep, lateral-spreading roots
🌿 Small, thin leaves
πŸƒ Few leaves
🌡 Prickles and spikes

Each of these adaptations works together with other features of the plant to save on water! To learn more about drought-tolerant gardening best practices and tips, check out the link in our bio.

πŸ“·: Drought-tolerant red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), Wildflower Center

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
I Spy with my Dino eye... πŸ‘€πŸ”Ž

Can you identify these dinosaurs only from close-ups of their eyes? Share your guesses in the comments!

Want to take an even closer look? Come experience our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Wildflower Center and get a front row seat to the best that the Reptile Age has to offer. This is the final weekend for this exhibit (runs through Wednesday, July 17th) so don't delay - reserve your tickets today at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
🌳 Every pose is a tree pose with our upcoming summer session of Yoga FIT! This series, run by the experts at the @fitinstituteoftx, offers an all-level, well-rounded approach to stretching and yoga.  Find your center under the trees of the Texas Arboretum with this recurring series happening Mondays, July 15 – August 19 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 

These inclusive classes will incorporate both active stretching and passive supported yoga poses for the whole body, providing the perfect balance between getting fit and surrendering into a blissful repose. Check out the link in our bio to register today! 🌳

πŸ“·: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover the incredible story behind Texas' elusive big red sage (Salvia pentstemonoides)!🌿 Our horticulture team at the Wildflower Center has prioritized the care of these deep-fuchsia beauties, once thought extinct, in order to safeguard them for the future. 

There are only six known wild-growing big red sage populations in our area, and we were able to monitor a few of them this summer! Their rediscovery in the Edwards Plateau is a tale of resilience against drought, herbivory, and habitat loss. Learn more about the conservation journey of this rare Texan gem on our latest article - link in bio!

πŸ“·: Lee Page  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Horns up - It's the final week to journey through Pangea at the Wildflower Center! πŸ¦–πŸŒΏ

Check out each of the 11 life-sized dinos in our gardens before they head back to their home in the prehistoric era, 238 million years in the past.  Witness the Age of Reptiles before it's gone - get your tickets at the link in our bio today! πŸ’š

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Introducing our 2024 Wildflower of the Year: rock rose (Pavonia lasiopeta)! 🌺

With hot pink petals and a bright yellow center, rock rose looks like a real live wire β€” but don’t be fooled by appearances. This native stunner is actually one mellow mallow. Widely available at commercial nurseries, it’s easy to grow, adaptable to various light conditions and a big fan of our summer heat. All that, combined with its remarkably long bloom time (generally April – November) and ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, inspired us to declare rock rose our 2024 Wildflower of the Year! ​​

To learn more about this flower and why it earned the Wildflower of the Year designation, head to wildflower.org/woty!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
πŸŒΏπŸ¦‹ Did you know that including native plants in your garden can support robust ecosystems and provide habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and more?

Join our three-part Zoom series, Sundays July 14 – 28, 2 – 4:30 p.m. Learn how ground cover, water features, and lighting impact wildlife habitats. All levels welcome! Register now at the link in our bio and get ready to grow with us! 🌼

πŸ“·: Val Bugh #WildflowerCenter #StayWild

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