Landscapes Category Archive
Connect the Plots - The 30-mile Violet Crown Trail will lead to the Wildflower Center and beyond.
Wild Winterland - Winter is one of the most subtly beautiful times to visit the Wildflower Center.
A Labor of Landscapes - An author and cartographer mash maps and stories to create a unique Texas conservation history.
Wildflower Uprising - Prairie managers (and natural processes) help root for the underdog.
The Green Goes Up - From a living wall to green roofs aplenty, urban flora in and around Austin is getting high.
Walls Alive! UT Austin’s First Living Wall - The University of Texas at Austin debuts its first "living wall."
The Proof Is in the Prairie - Developers design with the environment in mind.
On the Restoration Research Trail - Discover how prescribed fire and mowing affect Wildflower Center landscapes.
On the Woodland Trail - The Woodland Trail offers variety and beauty, a sense of awe and a sense of peace.
On the John Barr Trail - Explore how seeds are naturally spread in their environment.
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.
Flowers to the People - A roundup of state wildflowers in honor of National Wildflower Week.
Honey Stop the Car: Wildflower Drives In Texas - Hit the road for wildflower shows.
Bettering Badlands - Helping to create a landscape master plan at Badlands National Park.
Thinking Outside the Box(wood) - Well-chosen natives shine in formal designs too.
Waller Creek Rising - An urban creek in Austin preps for a facelift.
Mission Possible - An update on San Antonio's Mission Reach restoration project.
Installing a Sky Garden - A sky garden grows atop a bathing pavilion in John Gaines Park.
Can Cities Save Nature? - Explore the opportunities and challenges of urban environmental design.
Seeds of Change - Center volunteers and ecologists conserve seeds for a Central Austin development.
Forging a Prairie Alliance - A new prairie park in Fort Worth demonstrates the power of native plants and teamwork.
Black Gold - Last week’s “burn week" was the largest prescribed burn in the Wildflower Center’s history: 61 acres ablaze in two days.
Every Yard Counts - How one yard changed the block — and how yours can too.
Free Spirit - The Luci and Ian Family Garden provides opportunities for imaginative nature play.
Higher Learning - Wildflower Center ecologists envision a more sustainable university campus.
Land of Plenty - Wildflower Center consulting and research director says design should follow nature.
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.
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.
Living Urban Legend - The George W. Bush Presidential Center showcases North Texas native plant communities.
Steep It Up - How to cope with the ups and downs of gardening on a slope.
Landscape Redux - Learn to revitalize outdoor spaces in ways that are healthy for the environment and for you.
Trial by Fire - Wildflower Center staff rejuvenates landscapes while studying fire’s benefits.
Very Prairie - The Wildflower Center is helping to give American its native prairies back.
Trail Blazers - Nine inspirational hikes that put you in the middle of spectacular spring blooms.
Cloud City - Get to know El Cielo Biosphere Reserve in Tamaulipas.
In the Meadow - Because a meadow is merely grasses and wildflowers, it should be simple to replicate. Right?
Burning for Answers - Understanding the natural benefits of fire.
Coast Guard - Leaving coastline in its natural state is key to protection.
River Scenics - Riverside plant communities are among the richest in the Northeast.
Front & Center - Front yards that feature native and well-adapted plants turn wasted space into sustainable, outdoor living rooms.
True Colors - Native plants “pop” against colorfully painted walls in New Mexico.
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.