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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

Join our team! Do you love landscape restoration as much as we do? Weโ€™re looking for an experienced Arborist/Land Steward to help enhance our ecosystem by assisting with seed collection, prescribed burns, landscape maintenance, and much more (full-time position). 

Learn more and apply now at the link in our bio.

๐Ÿ“ท Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Symbiotic relationships make the world go round! The intricate partnership between flowering plants and their pollinators, like this sweat bee (Agapostemon sp.) and Lindheimerโ€™s senna (Senna lindheimeriana), is no exception. ๐Ÿ

๐ŸŒธ Nectar and pollen are the most common currencies released by flowers in the essential exchange โ€” a transaction that both encourages future pollination and sustains the busy creatures doing the work. 

๐Ÿ’ก But did you know the rewards stretch even further? Many plants boast specialized relationships, offering perks like alternatives to nectar or a safe haven for laying eggs. To explore some of the lesser-known bounties in the world of pollination, check out the link in our bio! 

๐Ÿ“ท Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
This weekโ€™s rainy forecast is sure to bring beautiful cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) blooms! Also known as Texas purple sage or "barometer bush," this native plant senses changes in barometric pressure and often responds with generous bursts of lavender-hued blossoms. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒฟ

Popular across Central Texas, theyโ€™re drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and if you look closely, you'll see the delicate orange spots within each flower that entice a host of local pollinators. ๐Ÿ

Pack an umbrella (just in case!) โ˜”๏ธ and revel in more beauty brought on by the summer rain with a visit to our gardens! 

๐Ÿ“ท: Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
๐ŸŒบ Did you know July sits in the middle of hummingbird season in Texas? ๐ŸŒฟ 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! โœจ
ย 
๐Ÿ“ท: Bill J. Boydย  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Weโ€™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 letโ€™s send them off with a celebration of their finest moments here at the Wildflower Center. ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ’š

Special thanks to Imagine Exhibitions, paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, Presenting Sponsors Lynda Robb and Josie Knight, and Dinosaur Friends @thermofisherscientific 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. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโœจ Dive into movement, meditation, nature, and creativity - details below: 

๐Ÿ“… Friday, July 26, 2024 
๐Ÿ•˜ 9 a.m. โ€“ 1 p.m. 
๐Ÿ“ Located in the Great Hall 

No experience neededโ€”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 canโ€™t wait to share this morning of mindfulness with you! ๐ŸŒผ 

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

๐Ÿ“ท: Cynthia Bernard #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What makes a plant drought-tolerant or drought-resistant? ๐Ÿ’ง

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:

๐ŸŒฑ Deep, lateral-spreading roots
๐ŸŒฟ Small, thin leaves
๐Ÿƒ Few leaves
๐ŸŒต 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.

๐Ÿ“ท: Drought-tolerant red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), Wildflower Center

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
I Spy with my Dino eye... ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”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
๐ŸŒณ 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 โ€“ August 19 from 10:30 โ€“ 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! ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ“ท: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Join our team! Do you love landscape restoration as much as we do? Weโ€™re looking for an experienced Arborist/Land Steward to help enhance our ecosystem by assisting with seed collection, prescribed burns, landscape maintenance, and much more (full-time position). 

Learn more and apply now at the link in our bio.

๐Ÿ“ท Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Symbiotic relationships make the world go round! The intricate partnership between flowering plants and their pollinators, like this sweat bee (Agapostemon sp.) and Lindheimerโ€™s senna (Senna lindheimeriana), is no exception. ๐Ÿ

๐ŸŒธ Nectar and pollen are the most common currencies released by flowers in the essential exchange โ€” a transaction that both encourages future pollination and sustains the busy creatures doing the work. 

๐Ÿ’ก But did you know the rewards stretch even further? Many plants boast specialized relationships, offering perks like alternatives to nectar or a safe haven for laying eggs. To explore some of the lesser-known bounties in the world of pollination, check out the link in our bio! 

๐Ÿ“ท Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
This weekโ€™s rainy forecast is sure to bring beautiful cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) blooms! Also known as Texas purple sage or "barometer bush," this native plant senses changes in barometric pressure and often responds with generous bursts of lavender-hued blossoms. ๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒฟ

Popular across Central Texas, theyโ€™re drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and if you look closely, you'll see the delicate orange spots within each flower that entice a host of local pollinators. ๐Ÿ

Pack an umbrella (just in case!) โ˜”๏ธ and revel in more beauty brought on by the summer rain with a visit to our gardens! 

๐Ÿ“ท: Wildflower Center

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
๐ŸŒบ Did you know July sits in the middle of hummingbird season in Texas? ๐ŸŒฟ 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.
ย 
Keep your eyes peeled for these tiny wonders as they grace our gardens with their vibrant energy and delicate beauty! โœจ
ย 
๐Ÿ“ท: Bill J. Boydย  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Weโ€™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 letโ€™s send them off with a celebration of their finest moments here at the Wildflower Center. ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ’š

Special thanks to Imagine Exhibitions, paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson, Presenting Sponsors Lynda Robb and Josie Knight, and Dinosaur Friends @thermofisherscientific 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. ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโœจ Dive into movement, meditation, nature, and creativity - details below: 

๐Ÿ“… Friday, July 26, 2024 
๐Ÿ•˜ 9 a.m. โ€“ 1 p.m. 
๐Ÿ“ Located in the Great Hall 

No experience neededโ€”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 canโ€™t wait to share this morning of mindfulness with you! ๐ŸŒผ 

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

๐Ÿ“ท: Cynthia Bernard #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
What makes a plant drought-tolerant or drought-resistant? ๐Ÿ’ง

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:

๐ŸŒฑ Deep, lateral-spreading roots
๐ŸŒฟ Small, thin leaves
๐Ÿƒ Few leaves
๐ŸŒต 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.

๐Ÿ“ท: Drought-tolerant red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora), Wildflower Center

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
I Spy with my Dino eye... ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ”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
๐ŸŒณ 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 โ€“ August 19 from 10:30 โ€“ 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! ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ“ท: Alicia Wells (@alitexas) #WildflowerCenter #StayWild

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