Blanco River Restoration

Blanco River Restoration

Following the Memorial Day and Halloween floods of 2015, Center restoration ecologists provided landscape guidance to Hays County residents whose properties were flooded along the Blanco River. Guidance took the form of an instructional workshop and a reference...
Prescribed Fire Research

Prescribed Fire Research

Wildflower Center land managers and researchers have been lighting landscapes on fire since 2001. Why? Center Environmental Designer Matt O’Toole, who usually serves as burn boss, admits it might sound “counter-intuitive,” but “one of the best tools for preventing...
SkySystem™

SkySystem™

Green roofs in hot climates got off to slow start. They were up against a lot: extreme temperatures, intense rainfall events and long periods of drought. Plant roots — and the matter they live in — have to remain cool enough to survive and be able to retain moisture....
Habiturf®: The Ecological Lawn

Habiturf®: The Ecological Lawn

Turfgrasses have a wide range of applications: roadsides, parks, corporate campuses, golf courses, utility rights of way and residential lawns. But they’re often villainized as requiring high levels of nutrients, water and maintenance. In 2007, Wildflower Center...