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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 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 17883964360629996 "Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.”
– Lord Tennyson

The poet was more likely musing about the constellation named for the mythic siblings than a bouquet of swamp lilies, but it’s easy to marry the verse with this scene from our Wetland Pond. Native to the southern U.S. rather than Tennyson’s England, swamp lily (Crinum americanum) is also known as “seven sisters,” likely a nod to the the Greek Pleiads since these beauties bloom in an eye-catching cluster. ✨Cue the fireflies…  

📸: Amy Galloway
Instagram post 17963678089318507 Lady Bird Johnson said you can make a difference by giving “just one iota.” She also knew environmental justice and social justice are inseparable and that we need to show up for both. This Lady Bird Day (today!), honor her legacy by taking action: Plan a native flower garden; pick up litter on your neighborhood walk; reflect on your community’s gifts and needs. 🌿 Every year we offer free admission on Lady Bird Day (presently by reservation only). This year we've also added online activities & a multimedia experience so you can celebrate our Environmental First Lady wherever you are. Link in bio or http://wildflower.org/events 🔗

📸: Lady Bird Johnson spreads seeds on the site of the National Wildflower Research Center, by Frank Wolfe courtesy of @LBJLibraryNow  

#BeLikeLadyBird #LadyBirdDay #LadyBirdJohnson #SeedsOfChange
Instagram post 18154535338001537 Maybe things are a little prickly, but that doesn’t mean our days can’t be fruitful! Find the sweet and tender under the tough. If a jumpy, speedy rabbit can slow down to find the soft moments, we all can. Thanks for the reminder, Nature! 

📸: Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) with prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) by Bill J Boyd

#naturelessons #desertgarden #pricklypearfruit #begentlewithyourself
Instagram post 17908871695468732 SATURDAY: Continuing our Lady Bird Day celebration into the evening, join an online conversation with artists, activists and conservationists devoted to inspiring positive change in the world. We will be honored by short presentations from Professor Charles O. Anderson, Jennifer Bristol, Eugenio del Bosque, and Coka Treviño, followed by a community conversation w/Q&A. 

#belikeladybird #atxarts #socialjusticeactivist #conservationists
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 17883964360629996 "Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising through the mellow shade,
Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.”
– Lord Tennyson

The poet was more likely musing about the constellation named for the mythic siblings than a bouquet of swamp lilies, but it’s easy to marry the verse with this scene from our Wetland Pond. Native to the southern U.S. rather than Tennyson’s England, swamp lily (Crinum americanum) is also known as “seven sisters,” likely a nod to the the Greek Pleiads since these beauties bloom in an eye-catching cluster. ✨Cue the fireflies…  

📸: Amy Galloway
Instagram post 17963678089318507 Lady Bird Johnson said you can make a difference by giving “just one iota.” She also knew environmental justice and social justice are inseparable and that we need to show up for both. This Lady Bird Day (today!), honor her legacy by taking action: Plan a native flower garden; pick up litter on your neighborhood walk; reflect on your community’s gifts and needs. 🌿 Every year we offer free admission on Lady Bird Day (presently by reservation only). This year we've also added online activities & a multimedia experience so you can celebrate our Environmental First Lady wherever you are. Link in bio or http://wildflower.org/events 🔗

📸: Lady Bird Johnson spreads seeds on the site of the National Wildflower Research Center, by Frank Wolfe courtesy of @LBJLibraryNow  

#BeLikeLadyBird #LadyBirdDay #LadyBirdJohnson #SeedsOfChange
Instagram post 18154535338001537 Maybe things are a little prickly, but that doesn’t mean our days can’t be fruitful! Find the sweet and tender under the tough. If a jumpy, speedy rabbit can slow down to find the soft moments, we all can. Thanks for the reminder, Nature! 

📸: Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) with prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) by Bill J Boyd

#naturelessons #desertgarden #pricklypearfruit #begentlewithyourself
Instagram post 17908871695468732 SATURDAY: Continuing our Lady Bird Day celebration into the evening, join an online conversation with artists, activists and conservationists devoted to inspiring positive change in the world. We will be honored by short presentations from Professor Charles O. Anderson, Jennifer Bristol, Eugenio del Bosque, and Coka Treviño, followed by a community conversation w/Q&A. 

#belikeladybird #atxarts #socialjusticeactivist #conservationists

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