Landscapes Category Archive

Winter Snow 2017_Bruce Leander Under a Winter Spell - Winter came and went just in time for the opening night of Luminations.
Violet Crown Trail Connect the Plots - The 30-mile Violet Crown Trail will lead to the Wildflower Center and beyond.
Bare branches make bold silhouettes against milky winter skies. Photo: Wildflower Center. Wild Winterland - Winter is one of the most subtly beautiful times to visit the Wildflower Center.
Author David Todd (left) and cartographer Jonathan Ogren (right). Photo: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon A Labor of Landscapes - An author and cartographer mash maps and stories to create a unique Texas conservation history.
Nebraska prairie Wildflower Uprising - Prairie managers (and natural processes) help root for the underdog.
dell medical green roof The Green Goes Up - From a living wall to green roofs aplenty, urban flora in and around Austin is getting high.
Goldsmith Hall green wall Walls Alive! UT Austin’s First Living Wall - The University of Texas at Austin debuts its first "living wall."
A restored stream runs through the Bluestem Park prairie among native grasses, trees and wildflowers. Photo: Joanna Wojtkowiak. The Proof Is in the Prairie - Developers design with the environment in mind.
Restoration Trail by Michelle Bertelsen On the Restoration Research Trail - Discover how prescribed fire and mowing affect Wildflower Center landscapes.
The trail meadow in all its glory. On the Woodland Trail - The Woodland Trail offers variety and beauty, a sense of awe and a sense of peace.
John Barr Trail Day On the John Barr Trail - Explore how seeds are naturally spread in their environment.
The Savanna Meadow Trail. Photo: Amy McCullough On the Savanna Meadow Trail - A bit of trail-inspired poetry for National Trails Day.
On the Arboretum Trail - Getting outside on a trail is like medicine. It’s not a luxury; it’s a requirement.
Dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris). Photo: Doug Sherman. Flowers to the People - A roundup of state wildflowers in honor of National Wildflower Week.
Woman photographing roadside from the car. Honey Stop the Car: Wildflower Drives In Texas - Hit the road for wildflower shows.
The terrain at Badlands National Park, where bison and other wildlife enjoy thousands of acres of mixed-grass prairie. Photo: Jonathan Garner Bettering Badlands - Helping to create a landscape master plan at Badlands National Park.
An allee of American hornbeams (Carpinus caroliniana) makes for a strikingly minimalist formal landscape in this Pittsburgh, PA garden designed by Jonathan Dreher. The gravel yard is a rainwater collection and storage system. Photo: Karen Bussolini Thinking Outside the Box(wood) - Well-chosen natives shine in formal designs too.
Pedestrians will be able to get up close and personal with the restored Waller Creek ecosystem. Rendering of Palm Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Waller Creek Rising - An urban creek in Austin preps for a facelift.
Where the San Antonio River was once a drainage ditch, paddlers can now enjoy a restored river and riparian ecosystem in the urban core of San Antonio, the nation’s 7th largest city. Photo: SARA Mission Possible - An update on San Antonio's Mission Reach restoration project.
Gaines green roof skygarden sun rise Installing a Sky Garden - A sky garden grows atop a bathing pavilion in John Gaines Park.
In the designed urban ecosystem at the George W. Presidential Center in Dallas, a bridge flanked by native plants extends over a bioswale that funnels rainwater into a cistern used for irrigation. Photo: John W. Clark Can Cities Save Nature? - Explore the opportunities and challenges of urban environmental design.
Wildflower Center ecologist Michelle Bertelsen (foreground) harvests seeds with volunteers. Photo by John Hart Asher Seeds of Change - Center volunteers and ecologists conserve seeds for a Central Austin development.
Center ecologists restored beauty to an area that is now Bluestem park at alliance town Center in Fort Worth. Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta), purple horsemint (Monarda citriodora), Maximilian sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani) and standing cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) put on a show there this spring. Photo: John Hart Asher Forging a Prairie Alliance - A new prairie park in Fort Worth demonstrates the power of native plants and teamwork.
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<?php the_title(); ?> Every Yard Counts - How one yard changed the block — and how yours can too.
<?php the_title(); ?> Free Spirit - The Luci and Ian Family Garden provides opportunities for imaginative nature play.
<?php the_title(); ?> Higher Learning - Wildflower Center ecologists envision a more sustainable university campus.
<?php the_title(); ?> Land of Plenty - Wildflower Center consulting and research director says design should follow nature.
<?php the_title(); ?> Land of the Free - Twenty years in the making, Innisfree is now a splendid patchwork of woodland, meadows and hedgerows, a masterpiece of landscape restoration.
<?php the_title(); ?> The Family Garden - Unlike many public gardens that incorporate traditional playgrounds into natural settings, the Luci and Ian Family garden offers children a chance for unstructured play with no agenda.
<?php the_title(); ?> Living Urban Legend - The George W. Bush Presidential Center showcases North Texas native plant communities.
<?php the_title(); ?> Steep It Up - How to cope with the ups and downs of gardening on a slope.
<?php the_title(); ?> Landscape Redux - Learn to revitalize outdoor spaces in ways that are healthy for the environment and for you.
<?php the_title(); ?> Trial by Fire - Wildflower Center staff rejuvenates landscapes while studying fire’s benefits.
<?php the_title(); ?> Very Prairie - The Wildflower Center is helping to give American its native prairies back.
<?php the_title(); ?> Trail Blazers - Nine inspirational hikes that put you in the middle of spectacular spring blooms.
<?php the_title(); ?> Cloud City - Get to know El Cielo Biosphere Reserve in Tamaulipas.
<?php the_title(); ?> In the Meadow - Because a meadow is merely grasses and wildflowers, it should be simple to replicate. Right?
Prescribed fire in Savanna Meadow, Oct. 2014 Burning for Answers - Understanding the natural benefits of fire.
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<?php the_title(); ?> River Scenics - Riverside plant communities are among the richest in the Northeast.
<?php the_title(); ?> Front & Center - Front yards that feature native and well-adapted plants turn wasted space into sustainable, outdoor living rooms.
<?php the_title(); ?> True Colors - Native plants “pop” against colorfully painted walls in New Mexico.
<?php the_title(); ?> Mayan Fields - Imagine that Mayas had ventured up into Texas around 900 A.D. and built temples on a bluff over the Colorado River just west of present-day Austin.

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